Does Social Media Contribute to Divorce Rates?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Family Law | 0 comments

Does Facebook really cause divorce? It seems likely – and it may not just be Facebook, as recent studies have suggested the link between the heavy use of social media and the rate of divorce not only in the United States but around the world. According to a study published in the Computers in Human Behavior July 2014 edition, data seems to give evidence of lower marital satisfaction and increased divorce rates corresponding to heavy use of Facebook and other social media sites. Earlier studies, reported in 2011 in Austin, Texas, have also discovered the correlation: of those who have thought of leaving their partners, 32 percent are heavy users of social media and only 16 percent don’t use them. These studies may support the connection between the use of social media and the increasing rates of divorce.

Extramarital affairs have become very easy because of the availability and quick access online. The presence of Facebook, Snapchat, and other social media sites have made it simple to find distraction to an already unhappy relationship (whether it is with the partner or primarily with life), and although they don’t directly encourage cheating they do make it more tempting and uncomplicated. Sadly, having extramarital relationships can have a serious effect on the divorce proceedings, especially if it has been included in the prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements help establish and protect both spouses in an event of separation or divorce. Nevertheless, despite having a prenuptial agreement, going through divorce because of online cheating is still a difficult thing to go through, especially if one spouse has been caught having extramarital affairs.

Despite the evidence, however, the studies are still not conclusive: it is still not determined whether the considerable use of social media sites and divorce is indeed a correlation and not causation. It may still require further research to fully determine how each affect the other, but it has already been known that social media has been a factor in divorce. According to the website of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler there’s been a rise of 80 percent in divorces that are related to social media. Hiring a lawyer who can help you through this difficult time is vital in making sure you can start your life without any issues from the past.

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The Consequences of Construction Negligence

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Construction Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

If a building collapses due to negligent construction, there may be a number of lawsuits that can be filed against the construction company that made the building. These claims can be filed on the premise of two categories: the property damage made by the collapsed building and the personal injury claims it cause to the victims.

Property damage can be easy to determine, as just about every construction projects is made through a series of contracts that specifies the responsibilities of each contractor and workers that is part of the project. Each of these contracts are required to adhere to a certain level of care that would make them liable for any injury that they cause, depending on the nature and agreement on the contract. However, the website of Hach & Rose LLP, says it is important to know that there are critical factors that should be examined in order to make a valid and strong property damage claim.

Personal injury claims, on the other hand, are very common since construction accidents can injure both workers as well as civilians. This is because construction accidents, as Habush Habush & Rottier SC ® have represented, is at the top of the list for having the most work-related injuries compared to other industries. Construction workers who have been injured in an accident can be covered by workers’ compensation, but they also have the option of filing for a lawsuit against the company if they think they are not given fair compensation. Meanwhile, non-workers injured by a construction accident should consult lawyers to check state laws that could affect the personal injury lawsuit.

Any of these legal actions following an accident from negligent construction would provide the injured party the right for compensation such as lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and even loss of quality of life. Because each state have their own laws regarding personal injury claims and construction laws, it is important to talk with a lawyer to navigate through your legal options.

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