A Connecticut couple that is in the midst of a messy divorce proceeding have been ordered to share their Facebook account passwords. The wife was also ordered to hand over passwords for her extramarital eHarmony and Match accounts. The husband has accused the wife of posting incriminating statuses and pictures on the social media website. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in the past five years found 80 percent of divorce cases included social media posts, mostly from Facebook, extending even beyond written posts to pictures spouses uploaded. It is a growing trend in divorce matters to introduce incriminating evidence found on Facebook. Many believe this should serve as a warning for spouses, be very careful of what you post online, as it may be used against you in court! Full article.
Getting a divorce under New York law has become an easier process than previous years. This is due to the fact New York has passed a law permitting no – fault divorce, meaning that a couple need not prove any instances of wrongdoing or abuse in order to file for divorce in a court of law. In New York, spouses are allowed to terminate their marriages within a period of six months after declaring that their marriage is “irretrievably” broken down. New York is the last state to adopt this stance, which officially makes the U.S. a “no – fault divorce nation”. This is one of the rare instances in which all 50 states show some sort of uniformity on an issue.
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