Ashley Madison hack’s impact on divorce filings could be difficult to determine
Law Week Colorado reported this week on widespread discussion about the impact that a data leak from dating website Ashley Madison may have on divorce filings. The site is known for being a source for married men and women to meet people interested in extramarital affairs. Earlier this summer, the site was hacked and information about users was exposed, including their identities.
According to Law Week, a divorce lawyer from New York said there would be a tremendous increase in divorces after the leak, and the information would be a “boon for divorce attorneys” seeking to prove infidelity.
However, Law Week reports, the actual impact the leak will have in Colorado is difficult to determine. Divorce in Colorado is no-fault, the publication reports, making the need to prove infidelity unnecessary.