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Ruben Law Firm of San Francisco: Social Media Can Prove Big Factor in Divorce

Feb 4 2013 12:00AM

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 -- Social media is an Internet-based innovation that has essentially changed the way people connect and communicate. But the social networking websites that people use are also becoming increasingly important in divorce and other proceedings, as individuals who use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites often prove too indiscriminate regarding the information that they share on the World Wide Web. A recent article posted by The Northern Echo reveals that social media has become an important consideration in many family law cases -- including divorce proceedings. The managing partner of Ruben Law Firm San Francisco explains why the activities of individuals on social networking sites have proven integral to divorce cases in countless instances.

According to the article, over one third of the divorce filings that were submitted in the United Kingdom incorporated Facebook activities into their content. Additionally, the article notes, one in five people conceded to the fact that they used the social networking site to flirt with others. Jonathan Flower explains that, while infidelity is nothing new, social media is a novel way for spouses to find out about it: "Infidelity and relationship breakdown has [sic] been around for much longer than the internet [sic] has so it would be inaccurate to say that the likes of Facebook and Twitter are necessarily 'causing' relationships to fall apart. However, it is a fact that as more and more people use social media, so the temptation for them to 'live other lives' and cultivate other relationships that their partners do not know about grows."

"Approximately 75 percent of the clients at Ruben Law Firm have discovered the infidelity of their spouse through social media, text messages, and emails," comments Stephen B. Ruben, managing partner of Ruben Law Firm San Francisco. "People are getting caught up in the whirlwind that is created by social networking sites, which results in them falling into the trap of revealing too much online and, ultimately, getting caught engaging in inappropriate activities. It is extremely important for social media users to know that, once they post something to a social media website, it is virtually impossible to remove it even if it has been deleted off of one's profile."

ABOUT:

Ruben Law Firm San Francisco offers legal support to clients who are facing cases within the practice area of family law. Stephen B. Ruben, managing partner, has provided his guidance to clients for over three decades. As a Certified Family Law Specialist and a Certified Family Law Mediator, he has the qualifications necessary to offer representation to clients facing a wide range of issues. The diverse team at Ruben Law Firm San Francisco offers litigation, collaborative support, and mediation to clients while upholding a high standard of customer service. Ruben Law Firm San Francisco supports members of the Bay Area community and is located in the center of San Francisco, California.



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