New York residents meet their spouses in countless different ways, from being set up by friends to meeting by chance to using online dating sites to meet that special someone. Still, while the internet can be used to bring people together, it can also be used to drive them apart. Recently, a website that functioned as a way for married people to meet each other was hacked, which means users of the site have reason to worry their infidelities could be exposed. What does this mean for divorce in New York?
Some might assume that if their spouse's infidelity is exposed and undeniable, the non-cheating spouse will "win" the divorce case - receive a larger settlement, get custody of the children, etc. However, the hacking of "Ashley Madison," the website specifically designed for affairs, may not necessarily lead to a rash of divorces in New York or elsewhere. First, every spouse deals with infidelity differently; some may seek a separation rather than divorce, some may choose to forgive and forget and some may consider divorce.