Facebook blamed for growing divorces
Lawyer says 30 cases she handled involved site
- Published: 00:00 January 23, 2011
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London: The social networking website Facebook is being blamed for a growing number of divorces in Britain as married partners are caught cheating online.
A lawyer said how every divorce she had dealt with in the past nine months had involved the social networking website, according to The Sun.
Nowadays, even flirty messages and photos of new lovers after a split are being used by former spouses as “ammunition” in divorce proceedings.
Lawyers are advising couples to stop using Facebook and sites such as Second Life, Illicit Encounters and Friends Reunited until legal proceedings are finalised.
Emma Patel, of Hart Scales and Hodges Solicitors, in Surrey, has dealt with 30 divorces since May, and all involved Facebook.
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