Facebook blamed for one-third divorces in 2011

Facebook is known to serve as a platform to keep people connected, for marketing, advertising, gaming and so on. Internet users spend a lot of time over this social network and some may indulge in flirting as well. Times of India reports that Facebook has become a source of evidence in divorce cases. Social networks bring the world closer, which also makes it easy to get in touch with old college flames and ex-partners. Mark Keenan of Divorce –Online says, "If someone wants to have an affair or flirt with the opposite sex then it's the easiest place to do it. People need to be careful what they put on Facebook as the courts are now seeing a lot more evidence being introduced from people's walls and posts in disputes over finances and children.

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Flirting on Facebook


Facebook has been held responsible for one-third of divorces in 2011 stemming out of unreasonable behaviour, says law firm Divorce-Online. Out of 5,000 behaviour petitions, 33 percent have Facebook mentioned in them, and the common reasons are flirty messages and photos of a party that the spouse doesn’t know of.

Published Date: Jan 02, 2012 10:52 am | Updated Date: Jan 02, 2012 10:52 am