Wife discovers husband's second wedding on Facebook
by Myrna Holguin
Lynn France looked up the name of the woman with whom she believed her husband was having an affair on Facebook and was surprise to discover wedding photos on the woman's page. France already suspected her husband of cheating, but it shocked her to see pictures of him getting married to another woman while he was still married to her.
According to the Associated Press, France checked the woman's Facebook page, which was then open to the public. There, France found evidence of an ongoing relationship between the woman and her husband. When France confronted her husband, he denied going through with a wedding.
France began divorce proceedings.
"People who engage in these sorts of behaviors now have the option of trying to keep things private or turning it into a spectacle and becoming their own reality show," says lawyer Andrew Zashin, a child custody expert who is representing Lynn France.
New York laws require couples who divorce on the grounds of infidelity to provide proof of the marital discretion. In the current age of Facebook and Twitter, its difficult for people to maintain their privacy. Marital discretions are much easier to track through incriminating e-mails or text messages, especially if photos are published online.
However, experts don't recommend people to snoop around online to prove a spouse is cheating. Logging into a spouse's Facebook page without permission can backfire in court.