The social network is gradually more being used as a basis of evidence in divorce cases, the Daily Mail reported citing law firm Divorce-Online.
The firm said that it has seen a 50 per cent soar in the number of behaviour-based divorce petitions that enclosed the word ‘Facebook’ over the past two years. At least 33 per cent of the 5,000 appeals filed with the firm in the past year revealed the website.
Mark Keenan, managing director of Divorce-Online said that “Facebook has become the primary method for communicating with friends for many people. People contact ex-partners and the messages start as innocent, but lead to trouble. If someone wants to have an affair or flirt with the opposite sex then it’s the easiest place to do it.”
The most frequent reasons for Facebook causing problems were a partner finding flirty messages, photos of partners at a party they did not identify about or with somebody they should not have been with.
Keenan said that he has advised his clients to lay off Facebook whilst going through divorce proceedings.