In a third of all di­vorces

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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.

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