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Family Feuding + Facebook = Fierce Fights

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Feuding With Family Gets Meaner When Facebook Is In Play

Plano, TX, December 19, 2012 – Rick Robertson has a word for the wise: be careful how you use social media if legal struggles are looming. Why take his advice? Robertson was recently named as the lawyer other lawyers would hire for themselves if they needed a specialist in family law. The "Go-To Guide" was compiled by Texas Lawyer magazine and Robertson is the number one choice for his area of practice. Rating service Super Lawyers also highlighted Robertson's skills in the courtroom and in the innovative use of technology and social media to win cases for his clients.

In one memorable case, Robertson was able to win visitation rights for his client when his client's soon-to-be ex-wife splashed her private life all over her Facebook page. "Technology has changed family law and divorces," Robertson says. He gives his clients a list of "do's and don'ts," warning people caught up in divorce, custody fights or other situations that they need to guard their privacy. "Without your knowledge, someone else may be able to monitor all your computer conduct," he says. "You do not want to see your private life on an exhibit in the courtroom."

His peers recognize his expertise in the use of electronic evidence and the role of social media in the divorce process. In 2007, he won the award for the best paper written for presentation to legal groups by the State Bar of Texas, for his effective paper on the use of electronic evidence. Local and national media turn to Robertson for expert opinions on international child custody law, crowded family courts in his home state of Texas, and even the Tiger Woods case. Robertson has written articles and made presentations on family law issues to local, state and national bar associations.

(Source: Johns, Flaherty & Collins Law Firm)
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