Second Life Meets Reality

Nov 23, 2008

In the files of weird, but true…  The divorce of a British couple is making headlines around the world for the involvement of a “virtual affair.”  The couple, who ironically first met in an online chat room and bonded over their love of the online game Second Life (where players create characters and interact with others in a virtual world), is now divorcing due to husband’s character’s online affair.  The affair was discovered by a Second Life virtual private investigator.

Even though this behavior may make headlines worldwide and provide a topic for watercooler chat, keep in mind that in a no-fault divorce state spending time discussing which party (or party’s online persona) had an affair is not necessary and may not be the best use of your attorney’s time.