For Texas law enforcement professionals, social media has made aspects of the job much easier. Recently, non-custodial parents who have claimed to not have enough money to pay adequate child support have been found to be contradicting themselves on their Facebook pages. When caught, these parents often face charges for avoiding payments. Some officials have noted that Facebook helps officers determine who has resources and who does not.
In one recent case, a man was ordered to pay $100 per month in child support. However, he only made a payment one time before stopping. Though he claimed he did not have sufficient resources, he was discovered to be posing next to large stacks of cash on his Facebook profile. The mother of his child said she believed that if the man could be flashing that much money, he could at least help to support their child.