Study: Technology was the reason I cheated

| Nov 14, 2013 | Divorce |

In this technological age, it isn’t that rare to go out to a restaurant in Atlanta and spot a table with one or more people focused on a smartphone. Mobile technology has revolutionized our society, but too much attention on tablets, cellphones and other devices is prompting some spouses to seek attention outside of the marriage.

Technology even helped provide a source for the information mentioned above. A website called Victoria Milan caters to those who are actively looking to commit adultery. There are currently around 6,000 users on this site, and 45 percent of them said that their spouse’s use of technology was the reason they wanted to cheat in the first place.

The most responses from spouses that said they cheated because their partner spent too much time with technology came from women in the age range of 30 years to 50 years old. Want another interesting fact about technology? Two-thirds of those that did cheat said that if it weren’t for the assistance of the Internet and tech devices, they probably would not have cheated at all.

While a spouse no longer has to provide proof of this infidelity in order to obtain a divorce in most jurisdictions, cheating certainly still acts as a motivating factor for and an aspect during divorce. In fact, evidence of cheating gathered from technology, like social media, could still find its way into a divorce proceeding.

An Atlanta divorce attorney can help provide a client with advice on how to handle technology and social media during a divorce to prevent unintended consequences. Should evidence, like a photograph found online, come up during the divorce, an attorney will make sure that it is handled in the right way.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Two Thirds of Cheaters Would Stay Faithful If It Weren’t For Technology, Survey Suggests,” Nov. 12, 2013

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