The Divorce Report

New York's divorce and family law blog

Want To Ruin Your Marriage? Spend Time on Social Media

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The news just keeps coming, but no one seems to be listening. Social media is bad for marriage. And it is not great for people divorcing either.

One in seven married people said they have considered divorce because of their spouses’ behavior on popular social media sites and apps like Facebook, Snapchat, Skype, What’sApp, and Twitter according to a British study. Almost a quarter of those polled by an English law...
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What is the Best Custody Arrangement After Divorce?

new york child custody Even the most well-intentioned parents may disagree about their children’s parenting plan or visitation schedule; as part of a divorce, it is not uncommon for parents to fight for an extra hour or day simply to maximize their time with the children. Long gone are the days when it was presumed that the mother will have sole custody of the children and that fathers only get to see them every other weekend. Joint custody is now the trend. But is...
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Can I Be Served With a Summons For Divorce In Facebook?

service by facebook   A trend is developing- the law is embracing technology and social media.  For the second time in recent months, a New York court allowed a defendant in a divorce to be served by Facebook. All cases begin with the service of a summons.  In a New York divorce, the defendant must be personally served with the summons, reflecting the importance of allowing a party to offer a defense in a case that could have immeasurable...
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What Are The Odds That I Will Get Divorced: Are the Divorce Rates Down?

26989-downward  trendAccording to a report in the New York Times, divorce lawyers, like me, may be soon looking for new careers. The divorce rate, which had been as high as fifty percent is reportedly decreasing. According to a study:
About 70 percent of marriages that began in the 1990s reached their 15th anniversary, up from about 65 percent of those that began in the 1970s and 1980s. Those who married in the 2000s are so far divorcing at even lower rates....
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