Facebook fuels divorce

January 6, 2010
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrint
Facebook is great for reconnecting with old classmates and friends. It’s also great at causing divorce. That great tool of reconnecting with former friends also lets people reconnect with former flames, leading to emotional, physical, or just cyber infidelity.

According to a British law firm that deals almost exclusively in divorce, 20 percent of petitions for divorces the firm has filed somehow reference Facebook. Inappropriate e-mails and messages found on Facebook pages are being cited as evidence of unreasonable behavior.

Granted, Facebook itself doesn’t cause the divorce, but merely makes it easier for one to find a new romantic flame. Along with changes in behavior, appearance, and looking for lipstick around the collar, people will have to add checking their spouses’ Facebook pages for indications of infidelity.

It’s probably not a good sign then if your spouse suddenly “defriends” you online when you have suspicions of cheating. It might mean you’ll find yourself in the market for a divorce lawyer.
ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in Indiana Lawyer editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT