Social Networking: Bad for Your Relationships?

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Social networking Web sites like Facebook are the new go-to places for divorce attorneys looking for evidence against cheating spouses, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

The AAML survey shows 81 percent of their attorneys have used evidence pulled from Facebook as well as other sites like MySpace, Twitter and YouTube.

"Oh, I've had some fun ones," said Linda Lea Viken, president-elect of the 1,600-member group. "It's very, very common in my new cases."

The evidence can range from incriminating photos to status updates. The sites are also proving valuable in cases where child custody must be decided.

Some also say social networking sites are causing marriage problems and break ups.  CBN News spoke with psychologist and author Linda Mindle about this.  Click play for her comments.

"You're finding information that you just never get in the normal discovery process - ever," divorce attorney Leslie Matthews said. "People are just blabbing things all over Facebook."

"People don't yet quite connect what they're saying in their divorce cases is completely different from what they're saying on Facebook," she added. "It doesn't even occur to them that they'd be found out."

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