Does Facebook Need A “Divorce” Status?

Divorce_FacebookAn Indian woman is divorcing her husband because he neglected to change his relationship status to married on Facebook, the Deccan Chronicle reported on Tuesday.

Her husband, a 31-year-old businessman, reportedly told the court that updating his status had simply slipped his mind, as the pair wed only two months ago. But his 28-year-old IT professional wife pressed on with the divorce because she “couldn’t trust him”, high court advocate P. Subhash told the paper.

The judge reportedly told the newlyweds to undergo six months of counseling.

We’ve heard of Facebook causing marital strife before, but usually when a spouse has used the social networking site to reconnect with an old flame. Eighty-one percent of lawyers surveyed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in February 2010 said they’d seen an overwhelming increase in the number of divorce cases that used evidence gleaned from social networking sites like Facebook.


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