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Social media and the modern divorce

On Behalf of | May 13, 2015 | Divorce

As Ohio readers know, social media has impacted most areas of life. While there are many benefits to Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, they could have a negative impact on personal relationships. It is not difficult to see how social media could lead to marital problems and even divorce.

A recent headline that caught national attention stated that a woman and her husband were getting a divorce and that social media was to blame. The woman claims she was spending hours at a time on Facebook, communicating with ex-boyfriends through private messaging. In an interview, the woman stated that her addiction to Facebook was the underlying cause for her marriage falling apart, a claim that is more common than Ohio readers may think. 

Recent surveys suggest that social media is a factor in as many as one in seven divorces. As a growing number of marriages are affected by this issue, Facebook could become an important factor in child custody cases, spousal support negotiations and more. Just recently, a woman discovered that her husband was cheating on her after she looked at pictures posted on Facebook. There are multiple ways that social media can play a direct or indirect role in a divorce. 

As the world continues to become more connected and more technologically advanced, it is a natural assumption that this will affect marriage and divorce. When social media is an underlying cause of a divorce, it is important to work with a lawyer who understands these complex issues. With the right assistance, it is possible to successfully navigate an unusually complicated divorce.

Source: fox13now.com, “Woman blames Facebook for divorce, she’s not the only one“, Ashton Edwards, May 6, 2015

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