The Attorneys Of Stewart Sorice Farrell Finoli And Cavanaugh LLC

Social media may lead to divorce, property division battles

On Behalf of | Dec 13, 2018 | Property Division |

Married couples in Pennsylvania may choose to get divorced for a number of reasons. For instance, perhaps they feel that they have grown apart over the years, which unfortunately may make it hard for them to sort out divorce issues like property division or child custody. However, in many divorce situations, the culprit may very well be social media.

For couples who are contemplating divorce, social media is often the cause of their desire to split up, or it might be a contributing factor. For example, in some situations, people discover that their spouses were maintaining affairs through social media. At the very best, people maintain communication with individuals, such as past partners, whom their spouses do not necessarily get along with.

In other situations, people simply become dissatisfied with their married lives after seeing how much happier other married couples appear to be on social media. The reality is, social media users create exactly what they decide to post for the world to see. Therefore, people who feel vulnerable, lonely and bored may think that they are missing out on what it feels like to be in a satisfying relationship, and they may therefore get divorced in pursuit of these types of relationships.

As a general rule of thumb, people do not enter marriage with the expectation of getting divorced. However, seemingly small things can quickly add up. In fact, when it comes to divorce, it is often many factors combined together that ultimately drive a couple to get divorced — ranging from financial improprieties to infidelity. However, an attorney in Pennsylvania can help a divorcing spouse to navigate the complexities of divorce to pursue the most personally desirable outcomes related to divorce matters such as property division and alimony. The attorney’s ultimate goal is to make sure that the client’s best interests are protected long term.