More Than One Third of Divorce Filings in the UK Contain the Word "Facebook"

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Wed, May 23rd, 2012 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Reportedly, Facebook wrecks marriages, because it is able to make temptation to reunite with old flames or people met in passing with the simple click of a button.

More than a third of divorce filings last year contained the word Facebook, according to a U.K. survey by Divorce Online, a legal services firm. And over 80% of U.S. divorce attorneys say they've seen a rise in the number of cases using social networking, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. "I see Facebook issues breaking up marriages all the time," says Gary Traystman, a divorce attorney in New London, Conn. Of the 15 cases he handles per year where computer history, texts and emails are admitted as evidence, 60% exclusively involve Facebook.

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