The changing Face(book) of family law – New Law Journal

Posted April 16th, 2013 in disclosure, divorce, internet, jurisdiction, news, privacy by sally

“Research carried out by Divorce-Online in 2012 highlights the huge significance that social media now has to family law. The study found that one in three divorce petitions in the UK list Facebook as a contributing factor, with flirtatious e-mails and messages sent on the site being one of the most commonly cited examples of unreasonable behaviour. Office romances and affairs that took months or even years to develop in the real world can now happen almost instantaneously on Facebook and Twitter. People can connect and become ‘friends’ even if they have only met once or twice, and social media sites provide an easy forum for couples to inadvertently arouse the suspicions of their partners.”

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New Law Journal, 12th April 2013