Social Media Proving Too Social For Scottish Couples
Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
on behalf of Gibson Kerr Solicitors
Gibson Kerr socialises for PR Scotland.
A Scottish family law firm has observed a rise in the number of 20 and 30-somethings divorcing and attributes social media as a major factor.
Edinburgh based, Gibson Kerr, claim that using Twitter and Facebook to arrange affairs or rekindle relationships were behind a growing number of break-ups.
Fiona Rasmusen, partner at Gibson Kerr said people also put their relationship at risk through obsessive using the social networking sites.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that, while the overall UK divorce rate has declined in recent years, the number of 20 and 30-somethings who are separating is actually on the rise.
The firm highlighted the festive period as being significant as the festive holidays usually bring additional relationship stress away from family commitments, money worries and prolonged of time away from work , social networking could prove the final straw for couples whose marriages are already on the rocks over Christmas.
Fiona added: “”Social media is increasingly becoming a big factor in divorce cases around theUK.
“Whether it’s due to one partner spending too much time on these websites, or using them to flirt with other users or cheat on their partner, sites like Facebook and Twitter are causing high tensions for many couples throughout the country. “
“With so many younger people in their twenties and thirties using social networking sites on computers and mobile phones, it’s never been easier to connect with the virtual world.”
Gibson Kerr is a family-run law firm that has been established in Edinburgh for more than 100 years. It has an excellent reputation for providing a comprehensive service encompassing both property and personal law, including divorce, powers of attorney, executries and wills.