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Divorce and Facebook – is there a connection?

There are many factors that can lead to a couple in the Clinton Township area, or anywhere else, deciding to get a divorce. Many times money problems can be at the root of a divorce. Other times, one spouse might decide to stray from his or her partner and begin a relationship with another person. So what about social networking, can it play a role in people getting divorced?

According to a new joint study by researchers from Boston University's College of Communication and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile's School of Communications, people who have Facebook accounts are more likely to consider getting a divorce than those who do not have a Facebook account. According to the study, for every 20 percent yearly jump in the share of a state’s population with a Facebook there was an increase of 2.18 percent in the divorce rate.

This is not the first study that has been done in regards to the association between social networking and divorce. Likewise, it is not the first study that has found a correlation between the two. In fact, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, more than 80 percent of lawyers who handle divorce cases have reported an increase in cases involving social networking.

There’s no doubt that there are many different reasons that people choose to end their marriages. Although social networking does probably play a factor in some people’s divorces, there are many other reasons. If you are going through a divorce, especially one that involves high assets and contested property division, then you might want to contact an experienced divorce attorney for help.

Source: The Christian Post, “Facebook users are more likely to divorce, study finds,” Michael Gryboski, July 18, 2014.

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