With the constant revolution of cell phones and the apps that are available for them, complications can develop. Sure, phone applications are meant to serve some form of efficiency for users. Most of us spend money on apps because they can make our lives easier.
For a man in New York, however, an app he used has made his and his wife’s lives a bit more complicated for the time being. Apple has a new app called Find My Friends. Its general purpose is for users to more easily be able to find their friends. But a sneaky husband has filed for divorce after reportedly using the app as means to support his suspicions about his wife’s infidelity.
According to reports, the husband was suspicious that his wife wasn’t being honest with him about where she was going, what she was doing and whom she was seeing. Supposedly, he downloaded Find My Friends on his wife’s phone so he could pinpoint her location without her knowledge.
When the wife went out, her husband contacted her to ask where she was. He listened to her story but then was able to compare it to the information that he got from the Find My Friends app. The data didn’t match up and convinced the husband that his wife was cheating on him.
For the most part, advances in technology make our lives easier. In this story, technology made it easier for the wife to get caught supposedly cheating. The husband reportedly plans to use the evidence during the divorce process.
Fault, however, is not necessary to prove in this case or in divorces in New Jersey and any other state. Sometimes, a spouse will try to prove fault anyway, often as a means to try to get more out of the split.
Fox News: “Man Claims iPhone’s ‘Find My Friends’ Feature Found His Cheating Wife,” Oct. 17, 2011