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Hollywood Life
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February 27, 2019

2018 Ohio Super Lawyers
Cleveland family law attorney Andrew Zashin gets a 6th Circuit ruling that brings consistency to cases involving vulnerable children
November 8, 2018

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Adjunct Professors Zashin, Keating and Reynolds take on path-breaking Hague Convention Case
June 21, 2018

2018 Ohio Super Lawyers
Family law attorney Andrew Zashin asks the 6th Circuit to bring consistency to cases involving vulnerable children
June 19, 2018

Cleveland Jewish News
Landmark international residence case could impact those making aliyah
June 14, 2018

WJR Detroit – Audio Interview
Attorney Andrew Zashin chats with Guy Gordon to discuss the new Illinois law for dogs when parents are getting a divorce.
January 2, 2018

Cleveland Jewish News
Surrogacy, child custody laws develop as cases arise
November 21, 2017

Smart Business Cleveland
2017 Smart Business Family Business Achievement Awards
September 2017

Crain's Cleveland Business
Ohio Employers Confront Marijuana Use
July 22, 2017

Lake View Cemetery Heritage ReView
Trustee Spotlight: Andrew Zashin
Spring 2017

Sports Illustrated
Lane Johnson's Bold Move To Sue His Own Union Is Rare, But Not Unprecedented
January 11, 2017

Law360
Packers Player Drops NFL Drug Suspension Dispute
December 19, 2016

Sports Business Daily
NFL, NFLPA Appoint Das As Third Arbitrator In Michael Pennel Lawsuit
December 5, 2016

Sports Business Journal
Eagles Lineman Challenges NFL and NFLPA in NLRB Filings
December 5, 2016

Law360
Eagles Lineman Says Suspension Violates Federal Labor Law
November 29, 2016

The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt
RTAB #30: Lane Johnson's Legal Team (Audio Interview)
November 29, 2016

Cleveland Jewish News
Ohio Woman Receives Orthodox Divorce Decree
January 14, 2016

BNA's Health Law Reporter
Surprise! The NLRB Says You Just Might Be a 'Joint Employer'
September 24, 2015

BNA's Health Law Reporter
NLRB Adopts New Joint Employer Standard; Ruling Could Affect Health-Care Industry
September 3, 2015

BNA's Health Law Reporter
Challenge to NLRB Election Rule Fails; Employers Urged to Prepare New Game Plan
June 11, 2015

American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law
Member Spotlight: George S. Crisci
April 13, 2015

The Plain Dealer
Attorney Goes To Bat for Northeast Ohio
January 18, 2015

Cleveland Jewish News
Profile on Andrew Zashin
January 15, 2015

"Here and Now" National NPR Show - Audio Interview
In A Divorce, Who Gets To Keep The Dog?
December 4, 2014

Crain's - Article and Video
Zashin & Rich embraces Cleveland roots and rock 'n' roll heritage
November 16, 2014

BNA's Health Law Reporter
Justices Reject NLRB Recess Appointments; Significant Health Care Decisions in Limbo
July 10, 2014

BNA's Health Law Reporter
The EEOC and FTC Turn Up the Heat on Employer Background Checks
April 2014

Crain’s
Zashin & Rich move marks big milestone
for E&Y Tower
November 2013

Cleveland.com
Zashin & Rich law firm leases last full floor of Ernst & Young Tower at Flats East Bank project
November 2013

Associated Press
US Claims Father Illegally Moved Kids to Gaza
May 2012

2012 Ohio Super Lawyers
Mentors | Andrew Zashin: Reminiscing About Robert Zashin
January 2012

CCH Employment Law Daily
NLRB NEWS - Controversy Erupts Over NLRB Recess Appointments
January 2012

Huff Post
Divorce's Impact On Small Businesses Can Be 'Immense'
October 2011

The Today Show - Video
Accused Facebook bigamist heads to court
September 2010

MSNBC
Facebook Busts Accused Bigamist - Woman Finds Her Prince Charming Has Married Another
July 2010

WKYC - Article and Video
Cleveland woman discovers husband's 'other' wife via Facebook
July 2010

Cleveland Jewish News
New custody center in Israel is Zashin’s passion
January 1, 2010

Worth Magazine
Top 100 Attorneys 2007
Andrew Zashin

Inside Business Magazine
Connecting Through Separation
Profile on Andrew Zashin
December 2007

Cleveland Jewish News
Valuing and dividing assets at the time of divorce
By Andrew Zashin, Esq.
February 2007

Case School of Law: In Brief
Plugged into Family, the Law, and Cleveland
Alumni Spotlight on Andrew Zashin
Spring 2005

Cleveland Magazine
The Divorcing Woman’s Best Friend
Feature Article Profiling Andrew Zashin
November 2004

Crain’s
Companies should consider coverage against employee-related claims
By Stephen Zashin | July 2004

Crain’s
ADR programs can save dollars and time
By Stephen Zashin | November 2003

COSE Update: Legal Ease
One Size Does Not Fit All
(Employment Practices Liability Insurance)
By Stephen Zashin

COSE Update: Legal Ease
Noncompete Agreements
By Michele Jakubs

COSE Update: Legal Ease
Ohio's 'Baby COBRA' Law
By Helena Oroz

MSNBC

Facebook Busts Accused Bigamist
Woman Finds Her Prince Charming Has Married Another

July 29, 2010 | Download PDF of Article

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – It's one thing to suspect your spouse of cheating. It's another to see proof on Facebook. A Cleveland woman is dealing with it first-hand in what's becoming an alarming trend. Facebook painted a vivid picture, of a nightmare, she never saw coming.

"I'm in a living nightmare, and I just feel like this isn't real, and I have to remind myself that it is real. It is happening."

For woman we'll call Megan (She asked to remain anonymous.) a click around Facebook is painful – at best. "It's disturbing to see my husband and my children essentially in a double life with another woman."

Megan's husband, who swept her away in their own magical wedding in Italy just five years ago, secretly met another woman in Florida.

When Megan's relatives got a tip about that woman's Facebook page, Megan watched helplessly on Facebook, for weeks, putting a name to her husband's real business in the sunshine state.

"She had it 'public.' So at the time, we were able to decipher that they were getting married at Disney World. That she was registered at target. They had been together since '07. She was living at his home in Florida. We found that all through Facebook." Within weeks, Megan saw heart-breaking images of a lavish, storybook wedding for Wife No. 2. She was dressed as Sleeping Beauty, and Megan's husband was kissing his new bride as Prince Charming.

"Someone who went to the wedding posted all the pictures from the wedding. About 200 pictures from the wedding," Megan said. The photos tore at Megan's heart, but those same photos will be used as she seeks a divorce. It is evidence such as this that family law expert Andrew Zashin said often is used in court, thanks to Facebook.

Zashin said the common evidence involves spouses obsessed with 'celebrity' status on Facebook. Those same spouses seemingly forget that whoever they're spending time with behind closed doors, has his or her own Facebook page.

"While they don't necessarily broadcast this material on Facebook, the other side of the relationship does. So you're one step removed from being proven to be a liar, Zashin said.

"You claim you don't have a relationship with such-and-such a person. Well, you get on the Facebook account of the other person or a friend of the other person and what? There you are! On a cruise. You weren't on a golf trip or business outing. You're kissing on a yacht somewhere!"

In Megan's case, kissing a second wife.

"I'm still legally married to my husband."

"It adds impact to the hurt, when they're posting the things they post about the affair. Pictures of the vacations they're taking with the other, the lover."

Megan and her husband have two young children together. Megan watches as the other wife posts photo of activities with Megan's children.

Megan's husband believes his marriage to her wasn't legal because of a clerical problem. Megan said that's nonsense.

Eventually, the case will be decided in court.