What Are Screenshots and Why Are They Important In a West Virginia Divorce?

Hello everyone. It’s Chris, Pritt back again with a new topic in West Virginia divorce. Today, we’re going to be talking about screenshots.

Some of you may or may not be familiar with what that term means, but it’s very important to know in modern divorce. A screenshot is taking a picture of the screen, whether it be your computer or whether it be on your actual phone. I use an iPhone and it’s very simple. You just simply squeeze the two buttons on either side when you’re trying to take a screenshot on an iPhone. Now, I don’t know how it’s done with other kinds of devices, but it’s a skill that’s very important for you to learn how to use if you’re not doing that already. The reason for that is that the screenshots you take can often be utilized in the future.

Let’s say that you are looking at a Facebook page or you’re looking at a text or a shot of somebody dressed inappropriately or provocatively on some sort of dating website. All of those are very, very crucial pieces of evidence that you can potentially use in the future. So that’s one of the things that I want you to know about screenshots. One of the things that you can do with it is you can use it to try to figure out where somebody is going with something. Let’s say you think that a piece of potential evidence is irrelevant. However, if you have even a hunch that you might be able to utilize something that you see somewhere on the internet go ahead and take a screenshot of it. What your attorney can do, if you happen to utilize an attorney or what you can potentially do, if you try to represent yourself in court is you can pull out these screenshots and you can potentially use them.

Some uses of these screenshots may be to cross-examine the other person. You can present them in court to make your case to the judge about why he or she should or should not do something. So again if you don’t know how to do a screenshot, you have to learn how to do it. There’s a lot of instructional videos on YouTube that show you actually how to do screenshots. I would certainly start investigating and looking into that because it’s a very critical skill. I would say that’s the one piece of evidence that lately I’m introducing more often than anything else in court. The great thing about it is that you are preserving something that can be potentially utilized in the future. So please do your best to try to acquire that skill.

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