The law firm Simpson Millar (and yes I had to look them up too) have published some interesting research looking at social media and separating couples.
Its findings suggest that, understandably, divorcing couples will vent their frustrations and triumphs on social media, despite the potential impact that might have in courts.
This does raise an interesting dilemma and one that I am not convinced lawyers are best placed to resolve.
Sitting hand-in-hand with legal advice should be advice on social media - and for the big ticket celeb divorces, advice on traditional media.
And how can a lawyer realistically advise a client on that when so many seem to steer clear of social media (and perhaps rarely pick up a copy of the Daily Mail).
Lawyers, once a divorcee’s weapon of choice, are being replaced in the tactical battles between warring couples on social media. A new survey finds that 40 per cent of all divorcees no longer use lawyers and act for themselves, partly as a result of the withdrawal of legal aid. However, if they want to score points, they often resort to social media – even though such public negative comments go down badly with judges.