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One out of five divorce , facebook is the cause:Survey

Here is another interesting or shocking, depends on how you take it. According to survey, In US one in five divorces in the US is due to involvement of the popular social networking sites.

This survey was carried out by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a staggering 80 per cent of divorce lawyers have also reported that the rise in clients that use social media for evidence of cheating.

Flirty messages and photographs found on Facebook are increasingly being cited as proof of unreasonable behavior or irreconcilable differences.

Facebook was by far the biggest offender, with 66 per cent of lawyers citing it as the primary source of evidence in a divorce case. My Space followed with 15 per cent, Twitter at 5 per cent and other choices lumped together at 14 per cent, the survey found.

The survey reflects the findings of a UK law firm last year showing that 20 per cent of its divorce petitions blamed Facebook flings. "The most common reason seemed to be people having inappropriate sexual chats with people they were not supposed to," Mark Keenan, the Managing Director of Divorce-Online said.

Even 'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria recently split from her basketball player husband Tony Parker after alleging that he strayed with a woman he kept in touch with on Facebook.

- PTI Inputs

1 comment:

Rahul said...

so flirting in reality does not trigger divorces is it?if a partner really goes the extra mile to please his chosen one, this wont happen eithe rin reality or through facebook. the sad thing is marriages are more fleeting and to pass the time for males especiallyone day importance attached to it, that is the wedding day