Technology is supposed to make things easier, right? Well, for New Jersey divorce lawyers, it is and it isn’t. With a new wave of technology, lawyers navigate the whitewater of technology-based divorce in New Jersey.
So, what is a technology-based divorce? Ask Tiger Woods or Tony Parker. Neither of their wives needed to see lipstick on their husband’s collar or smell perfume on their clothes. They simply had to check their husband’s cell phone. Today, more and more spouses are citing technology—cell phones, Facebook, e-mail, etc.—as evidence in their divorce cases.
In fact, the social networking phenomenon, Facebook, is now being cited in 1 out of every 5 divorce cases. New Jersey divorce lawyers are presented with incriminating photos, status updates, and other information posted on the site. While it should come as no surprise, sites like Facebook can provide powerful evidence in a New Jersey divorce.
Naturally, as New Jersey divorce lawyers, we pay close attention to how these technologies impact courtroom rulings. But, as human beings, we’re also curious how this technology is affecting society and our marriages. A British study conducted in 2008 found that 80% of people boot up high-tech gadgets before going to sleep. And of that 80%, 33% send and receive texts/e-mails while in bed. That can’t be good for intimacy.
So, we invite you, our readers, to share some your thoughts on technology and its impact on divorce in New Jersey.