Cordell & Cordell's Scott Trout Talks To Dr Phil About Social Networking And Divorce

Scott Trout, managing partner of domestic litigation firm Cordell & Cordell P.C., appeared on nationally syndicated talk show Dr. Phil  on Wednesday to talk about the increasing prevalence of using evidence found on social networking sites in divorce cases.


Sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter have become a “treasure trove of information,” Trout told Dr. Phil (click here to view the video). “It’s the things you wouldn’t expect being a problem that are a problem.”

For instance, posting seemingly innocent photos of your brand new car or you on a vacation while going through a divorce can come back and haunt you if you say you are unable to pay a certain level of child support or maintenance, according to Trout.

“When he says, ‘I can’t pay child support or alimony,’ and he buys a Porsche, we’ve got a problem,” he said.

Read on for Trout’s list of online don’ts when going through a divorce.