Time spent on social media could indicate divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Family law is a multifaceted and important legal practice area that concerns the safety and stability of all members of the family unit, from parent to child to grandparent. Family law covers things like prenuptial agreements and domestic abuse, but one of the most well-known areas of Family law is divorce. From which parent is granted custody of a child, to how much money in assets each party gets, divorce affects all assets of a post-married life.

You may wonder how this pertains to you, especially if you’re in a happy marriage, but if you use Facebook, you might want to think twice. The Christian Post recently conducted a study which concluded that social media sites such as Facebook may have a correlation to divorce rates. The results indicated that those who used social networking sites tended to be less happy and have a lower marriage quality. Despite these results, the researchers made it quite clear that correlation doesn’t mean causation, and that there are many factors that contribute to divorce.

While extensive social media use doesn’t necessarily mean that your marriage will end in divorce, it is an interesting statistic to note. If you or your spouse spends a large amount of time on Facebook, it may be because one or both of you are unhappy in your marriage and considering divorce. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as divorce can give you a fresh start on your love life.

If you are considering a divorce, you will likely become very familiar with family law. If you did not sign a prenuptial agreement, your divorce could become very heated very quickly, especially if there are children involved. Strong legal counsel can help you make your case and ensure that you walk away from your marriage with the assets and custody arrangements that you deserve.

Source: CBS.com, “Study: Facebook Users More Likely To Divorce,” July 20, 2014

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