Tuesday, January 20, 2015

One In Three Divorce Cases Have Facebook Cited For Evidence Of Infidelity



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A recent survey of  caseloads from legal firms has shown that Facebook is now cited in a third of all divorce cases, and is increasingly relied upon for proof of disagreeable behaviour. Facebook is used to provide evidence of infidelity and new relationships, helps track people's movements and records expenditure on everything from cars to holidays as users document their day-to-day lives.

According to Jezebel, Leeds law firm says many cases revolved around social media users who got back in touch with old flames they hadn't heard from in years. Social media provides an ongoing log of our lives. The sharing of written posts and pictures, often with geo-tagging, provides a record of activities that can be used in a court case,'

Leeds law firm Lake Legal said that many cases revolved around social media users who got back in touch with old flames they hadn't heard from in years.

Managing partner Lyn Ayrton says that Facebook sees us reveal certain details about our lives that can later be used in court.

'Social media provides an ongoing log of our lives. The sharing of written posts and pictures, often with geo-tagging, provides a record of activities that can be used in a court case,' she said.

'Often, if a partner refers to an impending bonus, a new job offer, or plans for a holiday, it may provide evidence that they are not telling the truth about their financial position. At the very least, it could call their credibility into question.

'It's like having a massive public noticeboard.'

Lyn added that she had seen the social network provide irrefutable evidence of infidelity in the past.

'Somebody said she was not in a relationship with anybody new but then posted a message inviting everybody to a housewarming party for her and her boyfriend.'





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