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ACT Using Facebook Page Comments as Evidence in Court

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by justin Harriott, 12 February 2015.

  1. justin Harriott

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    Hi was just wondering if a Facebook page can be used as evidence if someone has made comments... the comments were from an ex boyfriend that was badly hurt but now said he was lying about the comments and will confirm he was lying.
     
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    Hi Justin,

    Generally, Facebook comments (as well as text messages, emails and other forms of electronic communication) can be used as evidence.
     
  3. justin Harriott

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    Ok thanks but what if the person that wrote it is prepared to say that it was all a lie just to get revenge on the person that hurt hI'm
     
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    Sarah J Well-Known Member

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    Then there would be a dispute of fact/intention and it would come down to other evidence. Does the other side have evidence to support the claim that it was all a lie? Do you have evidence to support your claim that this person really meant what they wrote? The court will never consider a piece of evidence in isolation. It will consider the evidence in light of other pieces of evidence and see which argument is more believable.
     

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