In a third of all divorces
FACEBOOK is now cited in a THIRD of all divorce cases, research shows.
A survey of legal firms’ caseloads revealed that the social network is increasingly relied upon as proof of inappropriate behaviour.
Facebook unwittingly provides evidence of infidelity and new relationships, helps track people’s movements and records expenditure on everything from cars to holidays.
Leeds law firm Lake Legal said many cases revolved around social media users who got back in touch with old flames from years past.
Managing partner Lyn Ayrton said: “Social media provides an ongoing log of our lives. The sharing of written posts and pictures, often with geo-tagging, provides a record of activities that can be used in a court case.”
Specialists at the firm examined over 200 cases and found Facebook was used by legal teams in just over a third of cases.