Social Media, Affiars and Divorce

Written By: Lenorae C. Atter, Attorney
Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

1260785_laptop_work.jpgAs a Florida divorce lawyer, I have seen Social media’s impact on marriages. Facebook, 2nd Life, dating sites, all making seeing what else is out there easy to locate in the confines of your office or home. Ease of dating makes ease of cheating even more realistic to couples. The impact can and has led to an increase in affairs and divorces are the result.
In Florida, divorce is based on whether a marriage is able to be saved and not on who is at fault foe the divorce. Equitable distribution is applied to both parties to divide assets equally. if one party can show that marital funds were used to create or continue an affair than certain assets may be divided unequally to pay back the no offending spouse. For example, if a spouse has been paying for websites to meet someone, then that money can be reimbursed to the no offending spouse through money or other assets.
To understand your rights and options you should speak with a divorce law attorney.