Twitter ban and jail time for party harassing judge in custody case

A 34-year-old woman has been banned from using Twitter as part of her sentence for stalking and harassing Pennsylvania Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy. Sadiyyah F. Young was sentenced to 11 ½ to 23 months in the county jail, to be followed by three years’ probation, after she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of stalking, forgery and identity theft. In addition, she was ordered to have no contact with Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy and several social workers as a condition of her sentence The sentence was part of a negotiated guilty plea agreement accepted by Judge William Carpenter of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Young,


Instagram, Vine, Snapchat and Other Photo and Video Sharing Apps Becoming More Popular in Family Law

Photo and video sharing apps are becoming increasingly popular.  As with other social media avenues, these apps can often provide important evidence in a divorce, child custody and family law cases.  Below is a description of some of the most popular photo and video sharing apps: Snapchat is a photo messaging, social media tool. Unlike other services, Snapchat seeks to provide impermanence. Users can share photos, record video, and add text for distribution to one or more recipients. Those shares are set to self-destruct or disappear up to 10 seconds after sharing. The app also includes features which require the


How can Linkedin pages help in a divorce?

With the growing popularity of social media, online accounts are becoming more useful when it comes to family law cases. With social media outlets such as, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many more, a lot of information can be found online that can help in a family law or divorce case. Linkedin is one social media site that can also become important. Parties can list their job history, dates of employment, position title and job duties on their page. They can also list their education and other achievements and certifications that they may have received. Some parties go on LinkedIn just


Judge DQ’d from divorce for trying to friend a party on Facebook

A Florida divorce case is getting quite a bit of attention. According to an opinion by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Florida, the judge in this case, Florida Judge Linda D. Schoonover, sent a friend request to one of the parties, Sandra Choice. Upon advice of counsel, Chace did not accept the friend request. The attorney for Chace later alleged that when she did not accept Judge Schoonover’s friend request, the judge retaliated by giving her an unequal portion of the marital debt, plus gave her husband, Robert Loisel Jr., a larger alimony award. The Court of Appeals


How does your online social media presence affect your divorce?

The divorce process is often muddied with a number of issues – all of which are saturated with heavy emotions and stress. Property division, child custody and visitation rights are just a few subjects that are a part of the process. In the midst of it all, many individuals fail to consider how angry comments on Facebook or Twitter might affect their divorce. If you are dealing with the end of your marriage, you may want to reflect on the online social presence of you and your former partner. According to the president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers,


Facebook Discovery in Divorce and Family Law: How To-s

In many divorce and family law cases, a party might determine that evidence from Facebook is important in their case as it relates to a variety of issues, including property and debt division, child custody, spousal misconduct or a variety of other issues. a. Subpoenaing Facebook for Relevant Records Once you and your attorney have decided that social media content will be or could be important to your divorce or family law case, your attorney generally has several initial options: First, they can obtain the consent of the other party to produce the requested data. Second, they can attempt to


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