Platforms like Facebook have become major staples of daily life across the United States, including in Texas. As a result, it may come as no surprise that these social media tools are impacting people’s marriages as well as their divorce processes. Here is a peek at the impacts of social media on marital unions and dissolutions.
Researchers recently reported that, when it comes to marriage, social media has a way of pulling spouses apart. This is because focusing too much on these media platforms causes people to ignore the activities needed to keep marriages intact, like communicating over a meal. In some situations, fights even erupt due to one partner’s excessive use of social media.
During divorce, social media can be just as destructive in certain cases. For example, a person’s decision to post his or her recent purchases may have an unwanted impact on the outcome of his or her spousal maintenance case. A judge may view these purchases as proof that he or she can indeed afford to make certain spousal maintenance payment amounts, even if this might not necessarily be the case.
Going through divorce is never an easy process on an emotional or financial level. Nonetheless, an attorney in Texas can make addressing such matters as asset distribution and child custody less complicated and overwhelming. The attorney can help the divorcing spouse to seek a comprehensive and fair outcome with the other party outside of court, or pursue the most personally favorable outcome at trial if certain issues cannot be resolved through negotiation or mediation, for example.