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Impact of Social Media on Marriages

The current environment for most divorce lawyers is filled with stories of how social media websites such as Facebook, Skype, Twitter and Instagram can have devastating effects on marriages. Certainly, it is a recipe for disaster if either spouse is irresponsible. In fact, recent studies have shown that one in seven people have considered divorce because of their spouses’ activity on social media websites. A significant number of those polled stated that they had at least one argument a week directly related to social media use. To further complicate the matter, this activity is often used as evidence against the other spouse in the event of a divorce. One of the easiest ways to obtain incriminating evidence or simply find out what the other person is up to is to check into their online social media activities. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers noted an increase in the number of cases using social networking evidence. For many lawyers, sites like Facebook and the like are the number one source for finding evidence that can be used against the other spouse.

It is important to remember that the information placed on these sites is often times permanent. If something incriminating is placed on a website expect to see it listed as plaintiff’s exhibit A. Douglasville Divorce and Family Law Attorneys represents clients in contested and uncontested divorcemodificationscustodysupport and adoptions. If you have any questions about a family law related matter contact our firm today for a free consultation.