Most marriages are coming to an end, and the latest data put the rate at 14.9% divorces per 1000 relationships. Unfortunately, divorce attorneys and marriage experts link the failures to over use or the advancement of technology.
When you hear about separation, either technology played a part as evidence. This claim cannot be far from the truth considering how the following technologically advanced tools bring issues between couples.
A lot of people own mobile phones. And with advancements in technology, some have even become more detailed and superior. They can now track your web page- histories, location, and messages. This has enabled the spouse to subpoena your messages and call history during a suit.
Also, the court can use any text or calls as evidence of adultery or determine your moral fitness, child support, and custody decisions, thus negatively affecting your marriage.
Worst is, evidence of a threat through a text or call can cost you your child as the court can use that to find you unfit for a residential parent. Also, cell phones have been used to determine co-parenting roles. For instance, a spouse who wants to divorce must elaborate on how they would like their child to use cell phones.
Social Media Platforms
A digital divorce study associate social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook with a decreased marriage quality. The analysis indicates that a 20% annual increase in Facebook enrollment leads to a 4.32% increase in divorce.
But why is that? Simple, what you do on social media and the amount of time is enough to create conflict. The truth is also that some individuals have used various media platforms as a tool for infidelity and online affairs.
However, their spouses find these platforms evidence that their partners cheated on them. For instance, direct messages from the opposite sex, tweets, and Facebook posts have stirred up divorces.
Couples can always have access to their partners’ hard drives, which can sometimes have plenty of information such as:
- Videos, clips, and pictures
- Passwords and other means of communications
- Browsing history and other social media sites
Suppose your spouse finds any form of infidelity from such information, they may subpoena for your hard drive. This may impact your court divorce and decision process.
There is much personal information people share through emails that you may think is safe. However, they may also come to light to cause a divorce. For instance, when your spouse suspects you’re cheating through emails, they may subpoena the emails to support their claims. Also, lawyers may look at your emails to find information to help them build a case against you.
Shared Accounts and Passwords
Most couples share joint accounts. That means they’ll always have access to each other’s details. Yet, these are often costly, especially during a divorce. For instance, your spouse can easily access all your details, incriminating you in court and limiting your chances of winning the divorce.
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