Tag Archives: social media

Study Says Facebook Use May Be Linked to Divorce

A new study appearing in the journal Computers in Human Behavior indicates that heavy use of social media sites like Facebook are correlated with higher rates of divorce and marital dissatisfaction. Although the study found that two are linked, it wasn’t clear whether Facebook use leads to unhappy marriages or vice versa. The journal article… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Divorce and the Digital World: How Technology Can Help

For many people, divorce means the end of a relationship and limited future contact with a former spouse. However, for partners with children, a romantic relationship can end but parenting is forever. In recent years, technology has eased some of the anxiety and annoyance for former spouses and future co-parents. Working with clients throughout Long… Read More »

What About Dating During Divorce in New York?

One is not the loneliest number. Two — in a failing marriage — is worse. When discontent leads to divorce, meeting someone new may be a priority to you as your divorce proceeds. Our law firm represents clients throughout Nassau County and New York seeking divorce. While simple divorces can conclude within a year, high… Read More »

Does Social Media Help or Hurt Marriage?

Sexting is a no-no, except between consenting adults. Facebook is for friends until they are unfriended. Much has been written about the dangers of social media during divorce, but what about before you call it quits? My firm is the largest family law practice in Long Island. We focus exclusively on divorce and family law… 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 »

Think Before You Tweet!

Finding out your spouse is dating someone else is upsetting to learn on Facebook, but it happens. Flirting with an old flame—or a new one—via email, texts, or tweets happens, too. If you believe you cannot be found out, think again. Next time it might be you. With the passage of the no-fault divorce ground… Read More »