Category Archives: Social Media

Monkey See, Monkey Do: The Effect of Social Networks on Divorce

A new study presents facts that seem to underpin the idea that a couple splitting up can influence their close friends toward divorce.  The new study looked at data from the Framingham Heart Study, a long-term longitudinal study that follows more than 5,000 residents of Framingham, Massachusetts. To examine factors of cardiovascular health, the original… Read More »

Unfriending: Who Gets the Virtual Goods?

The marital estate includes property, goods and debt accumulated by a couple during their marriage. In a New York divorce, those marital assets are divided equitably.  But what happens to assets in the digital domain? As a resource for evidence of over-the-top spending and other unsavory behavior of opposing parties, Facebook and other social media… Read More »

Internet Fantasy Lives: What Texting & Sexting Means in the Electronic Age of No-Fault Divorce

No-Fault does not mean that there are no longer adultery grounds in New York State. The adultery ground is alive and well but it is rarely used. Sexting, internet contact and dating sites, are all used most prevalently in custody battles. The custody battle: The Court will determine whether or not your children are exposed… Read More »

Texting, Sexting & Divorce

In the electronic age, it is not just elected officials like Mr. Anthony Weiner who must be careful. Individuals going through divorce must be too. In the last three years there have been three major cases handled by Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, PC involving texting, sexting and the “cloud technologies”. As a general rule,… Read More »

The Impact Respect Can Have on a Breakup of a Marriage

Respect in a marriage does not stop at home. It is required in the public sphere as well. Today, most people have the ability to take videos and pictures right on their mobile phones. Because of this development, the chances that actions by one spouse outside of the home getting back to the other spouse… Read More »

Facebook Evidence in Divorce: Five Tips for Protecting Yourself

A 2010 survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) concluded that 81 percent of divorce attorneys had seen an increase in the use of social media as evidence — with Facebook topping the charts at 66 percent. In the more than two years since the disquieting AAML survey, Facebook has grown to… Read More »