Social media websites are increasingly being used as evidence in divorce cases. In fact, in some cases, a social networking site can be the cause of the divorce when evidence of flirting or infidelity is discovered. Lynn France, of Cleveland, recently found out the hard way that her husband was cheating on her when she saw wedding photos on another woman’s Facebook profile.
France had a suspicion that something was going on with her marriage when her husband started taking more business trips. When he left on one “business” trip, he forgot to close out the website of a local hotel. France went to the hotel and confronted her husband and the other woman. The woman told France that she was planning on marrying her husband.
A friend suggested that France look for the other woman on Facebook in order to determine if her husband was having an affair. To France’s surprise, she found wedding photos of her husband with the other woman.
Sadly, France’s husband and new wife fled to Florida, taking her two children with them. These days, the only way that France can see her children is by checking Facebook. France’s husband claims that his marriage with France is invalid and that the other woman is his real wife.
If you have recently uncovered evidence through a social media site that your spouse has been unfaithful, your Virginia divorce attorney may be able to use that evidence in the course of your separation and divorce. To learn more about how social media affects divorce, visit our article library.
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