When Pawel Oboz took his daughter to Poland without her mother's consent and refused to return her, I doubt he thought about how his facebook page could be used against him.

He has been found in contempt of an order to return his daughter to the UK and because his solicitors could show that he was aware of the order, because they sent him the papers in every possible way including through facebook, he has now been sentenced to a 12 month jail term.

It is good to see social media being used to protect families in this way.

I already advise my clients to be careful about their use of social media when separating from their partners as posts that they put on sites like facebook can be shown in evidence against them in court proceedings.