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Addressing social media concerns in your prenuptial agreement

What was once considered a mere trend appears to be turning into a mainstay when drafting a prenuptial agreement. We are talking about social media prenup clauses outlining what can and cannot be posted on social outlets like Facebook and Twitter. If you stop to think about it, it makes perfect sense.

Posting photos and status updates has become an everyday occurrence in our technology-driven lives. However, what is harmless to one person may be embarrassing to another if not downright offensive. A social media clause can impose limits on how spouses use the Internet to socialize. This is not the first time we have talked about social media and prenuptial agreements in our blog. We discussed the issue in 2014 and would now like to address what could happen if a marriage hits the skids.

Unfortunately, a separation or divorce can bring out the worst in people. Without a prenuptial agreement containing a social media clause one spouse or the other could launch an Internet-based attack on the other. If you do not think this is a big deal imagine the possibilities. From posting nude or sexually-explicit photos to divulging embarrassing details about you or your family, social media outlets can give a person a great amount of power.

In today's digital world, the best way to protect yourself against such an attack is by addressing the issue before you get married. Many law firms serving residents of New York have begun to encourage couples to consider social media concerns when drafting a prenuptial agreement.

The lawyers with the Philip A. Greenberg firm can help you and your future spouse outline what is acceptable in social media circles. We urge you to contact our firm today for more information.

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