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Child Custody Case Leads To Twitter Ban

Pennsylvania woman involved in a child custody case was banned from Twitter for at least five years as a result of a stalking charge. A judge in Montgomery County, PA agreed with law enforcement who alleged that the woman aimed “derogatory and harassing tweets” against people involved in a custody case regarding her children, including the judge who ruled against her, attorneys, foster parents and social workers.

The Associated Press reported that the “Twitter battle” lasted for an entire month and included a tweet that read (in part): "Somebody should pay all these people a visit, bust out windows and cut tires!" The woman plead guilty misdemeanor stalking, forgery and identity theft and was sentenced to 11 1/2 months to 23 months in jail and three years' probation.

Social media is everywhere, and it can certainly be used as outlet for “rants,” especially when we are feeling stressed out. Child custody disputes can provide some of the most stressful situations imaginable. But, no matter how we may be feeling at the time, it is imperative to remember that threatening and harassing people, even using social media such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, is a crime. 

Your relationship with your children is of primary importance. As the outcome of this case shows, judges do not respond favorably to “bad behavior” on the part of parents involved in child custody disputes. You need an experienced attorney. Darrell M. Harding, Attorney at Law has been helping parents in Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach for more than two decades.

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