In the News: Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson Interviewed on the Positive Uses of Social Media during Divorce
SmolenPlevy’s attorneys were among first to discuss the negative effects of social media on divorce and custody battles. But now, in a just posted Galtime.com interview, Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson, family law attorney and Principal, explains how social media can be used constructively by divorcing couples, especially when it comes to their children.
Dickerson suggests by logging on, you can keep up with your children’s friendships, activities and interests through postings, pictures and videos. Websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram give insight into your child’s thoughts, moods and day-to-day experiences in a way that just speaking with them for 10 minutes in the evening does not. Skype and Google Hangouts allow you to see, hear and talk your children in real-time and can serve to augment in person visitation or help you to keep in contact with children who may be located in another country.
Social media can also help reduce interference by the other parent and give you the ability to establish a relationship more directly with your child, says Dickerson.
To read the full article, “Can Social Media Be Your Friend During a Divorce?”, click here.