Social media platforms are becoming increasingly important parts of people’s lives, including their marriages. Researchers recently said that these platforms are, in fact, causing divorce in many situations. In addition, they are making the divorce process trickier. Let’s take a peek at how social media is affecting marriage and divorce in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
For starters, social media platforms are reportedly causing distractions in marriages. When people scroll on Facebook or Instagram, for example, they often neglect the types of activities required to keep marital unions solid. In fact, the use of these platforms has even caused tension and arguments in some relationships.
Also, according to researchers, when two people decide to dissolve their marriage, social media can impact the outcome of their case, particularly when alimony is being discussed. As an example, divorcing individuals may decide to post about their recent spending — for example, new automobile purchases. However, the information they share online can be used against them when it comes to determining who will pay alimony and how much.
Navigating the divorce process in Pennsylvania can understandably be a daunting process due to the emotional and financial aspects involved. However, an attorney can provide the guidance needed to confidently address divorce matters like property division and alimony. The attorney’s main goal is to ensure that the best interests of the client are upheld during each state of the divorce proceeding. The attorney will also make sure that the client’s rights are protected both short term and long term.