Recently, the Internet was roiling with the news that the Ashley Madison website was hacked and the dating site's customer list was published. Ashley Madison is a website where people who are interested in having an affair can set up a dating profile. The customers of the site believed their information would be kept private but, as we have learned time and time again information on the Internet can never be guaranteed as private. Since the data has been released, thousands of potentially cheating spouses have been revealed including many celebrities, doctors, professors and thousands more. Houston residents who have found their spouse on the list may want to know how divorce can be affected by the Ashley Madison hack.
In the past, a spouse who wanted a divorce would typically have to provide grounds for the divorce, and adultery was commonly considered sufficient grounds. Today, a divorce does not require a showing of fault. Most divorces simply require the parties to state that they have irreconcilable differences in their marriage.