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Filing for divorce may relate to Facebook use

Social media acts as a prominent part of many California residents' lives. While it offers many benefits in terms of staying connected with friends and family, it may also lead some people to carry out questionable acts. When the lives of others are easily accessible, it is not unusual for individuals to occasionally check in on former relationship partners. This action may seem innocent at first, but it could end up leading to a spouse filing for divorce.

The jump from profile perusal to divorce may seem like a bit much, but according to one legal professional, Facebook use is a leading contributing factor of many divorce cases. In particular, Facebook use often acts as a starting point for individuals eventually having extramarital affairs. Of course, infidelity itself acts as a top cause of marriage dissolution.

Aside from contributing to infidelity, use of this social media platform could contribute to people's overall unhappiness. If a person already feels dissatisfied with his or her life, looking over other families' vacation photos or other seemingly happy events may make that individual feel even more dissatisfied. As a result, parties may begin looking for ways in which they could make themselves feel happier, and in some cases, that could lead to questionable decisions about reconnecting with old flames.

If individuals feel that ending their marriages is the best course of action due to infidelity or other actions, finding out their options for filing for divorce and dealing with the subsequent proceedings may help them better address the situation. The circumstances that lead to divorce could possibly impact the case, and parties may wish to find out the best ways in which to present their information to the court. California residents interested in exploring their options may want to obtain reliable legal information.

Source: Time, "Divorce Lawyer: Facebook Is a Cheating Machine", James J. Sexton, March 26, 2018

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