Phone-Snooping and Divorce

A new study conducted by Mobile Phone Checker reveals that men are twice as likely as women to look through their significant other’s phone to try and identify signs of cheating. With increasing reliance on smartphones, many of which are linked directly to the owner’s social media and email accounts, it’s become easier for a curious party to conduct an investigation in a matter of moments. Some of these phone investigations have even led to divorce.

For those taking part in the survey, 89 percent noted that their primary goal in snooping through the other person’s phone was to determine if the partner was cheating or not. Half of the people who admitted to the behavior stated that they had indeed found evidence of cheating or infidelity. The same group of individuals who admitted to snooping said that if their partners were cheating, 31 percent of them would terminate the relationship.

The study highlights a critical issue that stands at the root of many divorces: infidelity. Whether it’s lack of trust, loss of communication, a gut feeling, or preliminary evidence that has been uncovered, it can be difficult for couples to recover from a snooping incident. For those who do go through their spouse’s phone, it can be a difficult decision about how to proceed if documentation of the infidelity is uncovered.

Some may feel the need to confirm the behavior with additional evidence and others may feel comfortable confronting their spouse immediately. Still others may be prepared to move forward with legal action, especially if lack of trust and suspicion of infidelity has already been a factor in a struggling relationship. If you have been contemplating divorce and have recently found evidence of infidelity, now is the time to contact the offices of an Illinois divorce attorney. There is no obligation as a result of your meeting, and you can learn more about your options to move forward.

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