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Divorce Details Broadcast in Cyberspace


September 24, 2010

The National Post reports on an increasing trend where divorcing couples publish details of the split to social networking sites. One divorce coach said this has led to finger-pointing among the couples she's worked with, each accusing the other of "over-sharing" divorce details. Some couples have even reached informal non-disclosure agreements on what can and can't be shared or "tweeted" on sites like Facebook and Twitter. One family lawyer said the over-sharing phenomenon may lead to legally binding non-disclosure agreements in court, with specific references to social networking sites. "This may be becoming something that we, as lawyers in a family law case, should be considering," he said.
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