Skip to comments.Facebook Cited in One-Third of Divorces
Posted on 01/02/2012 11:50:35 AM PST by Nachum
Facebook is becoming a major factor in marriage breakdowns and is increasingly being used as a source of evidence in divorce cases, according to lawyers.
The social networking site was cited as a reason for a third of divorces last year in which unreasonable behaviour was a factor, according to law firm Divorce-Online.
The firm said it had seen a 50 per cent jump in the number of behaviour-based divorce petitions that contained the word Facebook in the past two years.
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Well these were probably people who would have divorced anyway. Facebook is just an excuse. People are very irresponsible with their Facebook accounts. My wife and I have a Facebook account that both can access and have pictures of our family on it. It is a great tool if used correctly and not a great tool if used irresponsibly. Just like everything else.
why would it need to be cited as evidence?
“no-fault” divorce did away with any need for it.
Not to mention...
Pen and paper - what a confounded trail of evidence they have created. How many have created the very evidence with which they were convicted.
And that dastardly thing, the photograph.
When you think about it, time itself. What a terrible thing. How many adulterers have been unable to account for their use of that commodity whilst likewise confirming their corresponding whereabouts ?
What a weird and wicked window facebook and the text message has opened on so many people seeking a moment’s gratification from without the bonds of matrimony.
Certainly is a tangled web.
Why would anyone want to put their profile in any public domain? Guess they are just starved for attention.
I guess this means that the TV Show Cheaters is responsible for the other two thirds of Divorces.
It’s a cottage industry thingy gone wild , this ‘community’ social media movement trend.. lots of dough to be made off of selling other folks info.. and a lot of ‘victims’.. but that’s what ya have the hire-powered attorneys on retainer for, I reckun.
One Mate One Marriage One Death .. so far. and no FaceBook logins. :-)
Bargaining tool when the divorce attorney’s start the “scare tactics”.
Glad I never drank the Facebook kool-aid.
I am the only person that I know who doesn’t have a facebook account. Everyone else I know has one.
From talking to others, it appears that the first thing unhappily married folks do is look up old girlfriends/boyfriends just to see how they are doing. Who hasn’t googled or facebooked an old flame out of curiosity?
From such innocent beginnings, things often progress to online flirting, and eventually to adultery. I don’t blame facebook, I blame the people involved. Facebook is used by many people to find old friends and to allow family members to stay in touch. So, facebook is like any technology — it can be used for good or immoral purposes. Facebook just makes the practice of marital infidelity several degrees easier for those already open to the idea. I know of at least four marriages that have fallen apart due to “facebook philandering”. I know of several other divorces caused by a careful spousal review of their partner’s cell phone bills.
So, my point in this post is that you can’t blame the technology for the bad behavior. People have powerful resources at their finger tips these days. What people do with those fingers and their minds is their own choice.
I love Facebook - but I’m very careful with my personal info and will only talk about my interest in theatre and film. I have NO info on my info page. Just my name. Some people put up the most intimate info - they’re nuts!!!
Still enjoying the Santorum surge? I’m loving it.
I looked up an old boyfriend once! Boy, made me really glad I married somebody else.
...cited as a reason for a third of divorces last year in which unreasonable behaviour was a factor...
My wife and I have a Facebook account that both can access and have pictures of our family on it.
I also did that with my husband.
I like facebook. I like connecting with fellow conservatives and I like getting info from around the country, i.e. breaking news events and such.
Plus, having Facebook, gives me a chance to pray for others when they are struggling.
A couple years ago, my girlfreind from 1969 somehow got my email address and invited me to a class reunion, but I had to get an FB account to see the details and since I hadn’t seen or heard from her in over 40 years, I just had to go see her FB page. Geez, she looks prety darn good for a 60 y/o. I prolly shoulda never dumped her.
Anyway, I set up my profile with one pic and almost zero info about me. I track my kids and relatives along with a few freinds, but I rarely post anything.
I’ve come to the opinion that FB is the most intrusive, insidious and absolutely the most efficient site on the web.
It was heartbreaking.
Divorce is terrible, and I don't wish it on anyone, but it seems we have grown way too tolerant of this "option."
That’s a facebook success story. I am sure more than a few people have been thankful after such a search.
Keep up the good fight in N.Y. I am originally from that area. I used to debate liberals all the time. They were completely shocked that anyone could disagree with them — at least anyone with a full set of teeth and a college education. LOL. New Yorkers often are very condescending towards Southerners. Aside from that bit of snobbery, I always admired the spunky nature of most New Yorkers.
I now live in Texas and I definitely feel more at home here.
The state government steals less of my income and I can own just about any firearm that I want. I just feel more freedom here.
Nonetheless, there are many things I miss about New York (pizza, the Mets, the Museum’s and the beaches), but the nanny-state liberalism isn’t one of them.
Oh no, you’re a Mets fan!!!
So is my husband who was born in the Bronx. There’s something communistic about a Bronx-born man supporting the Mets, lol. I was raised a Yankees fan.
Yes, New Yorkers are VERY provincial. I love to shock them by simply disagreeing with them.
What I love about New York is very much along the same lines as you. The theatre above all. In so many ways it is the greatest of cities - the cultural hot spots, the restaurants, the humor...and it can also be the dregs. I think that’s why I never get tired or bored with it. Cheers!
“I looked up an old boyfriend once! Boy, made me really glad I married somebody else.”
I looked up all my old school mates and just laughed because they were all so OLD!!! Ha ha. Jokes on me.
Facebook should be outlawed if it would save just one child. S/
I could have written your reply, and I can add that any opposite sexed “friends” I take on have to be related to me- other than my solidly married pastor. I consider FB a ministry tool- one of many I use for seed sowing!
Hubby and I are “friends” with no secrets. :o)
You might be able to get a divorce on no fault, but if the other party faults you’re going to get more of the assets.
Well, I haven't. But then I'm happily married.
Besides, all my old flames are probably married, and I don't know their married names.
I have two really great pastors at the church I belong to that I’m facebook friends with and one is in the hospital right now, having some kind of tumor in his brain and he’s been communicating with everyone using his facebook account.
Many people watch facebook like hawks for any sign of a flirtation, a change in relationship status, any little bit of information which can be collected on a former boyfriend or a current interest. I also know people who have encouraged a lot of flirting to make someone jealous. After a breakup, some of these people block and then unblock the other person just for their own manipulative purposes. You cannot know for sure what is real and what is game playing sometimes.
I’m sure the same thing was said about the telephone, once the lines became private.
Amen to that! Prayers for his healing and recovery.