Everyone knows that evidence from social networking sites comes in handy for lawsuits and divorces.
Attorneys usually get that material by visiting someone’s page or asking that
they turn over evidence from their page, not by signing into their accounts. But
judges are sometimes forcing litigants to hand over the passwords to their
Facebook accounts. Should they be?
Most divorces require spouses to part with some of their property, but in
a recent divorce case a soon-to-be ex-husband and wife are being asked to give up more
than just investments, cars, TVs, kids, and pets. They have to hand over their
social networking passwords. At the end of September, a Connecticut Judge
ordered that the attorneys for the husband and wife exchange “their
client’s Facebook and dating website passwords.”
For more on this, check out the Forbes Article, "Judge Orders Divorcing Couple To Swap Facebook And Dating Site Passwords".