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Divorce courts do respond to the need to change with the times

Over the past decade social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become an integral part of our lives. With 1.44 billion active users, Facebook is the without a doubt one of the most popular and well-known social networking websites. The impact of social networking websites has even trickled into the realm of family law, with the term "Facebook divorce" becoming a common utterance upon family lawyers.

How does the collaborative divorce process work?

"Military Intelligence," "exact estimate," and "Microsoft Works." Standing alone, those phrases may seem to make perfect sense. Put them into some sort of context, as comedian George Carlin was famous for doing, and it becomes apparent that there is an oxymoronic aspect to each of them.

Considering divorce and taking action are different things

In the work world, some organizational leaders promote worker engagement by stressing certain key messages. Often included among them are: There is no such thing as a dumb question; and "It's easier to answer a question than to fix an error caused by misunderstanding."