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Why you should consider a prenuptial agreement for social media

We have previously written about the fact that prenuptial agreements are no longer tied to the social stigmas that they once were. Instead of being treated as “divorce insurance” prenuptial agreements are now generally considered to be legal tools used by responsible couples who want to strengthen their marriages and protect themselves in the event that they ever do divorce.

How can a prenuptial agreement strengthen a marriage, you ask? When engaged couples choose to air their financial concerns and seek solutions to fiscal issues before marriage, their marriages may both become more solidly rooted financially and less filled with tension. In addition, if prenuptial agreements contain provisions related to certain behaviors, these documents may also help to provide a sense of security and privacy for both parties.

For example, social media provisions are becoming popular additions to prenuptial agreements. According to The Huffington Post, Facebook is referenced in nearly one-third of all divorce filings in America today. Social media is becoming a top stressor in many marriages. When couples set boundaries and expectations for social media use in a prenuptial agreement, they can find peace in the fact that if their partner breaks this agreement, he or she may be held accountable for that behavior.

In addition, when couples opt to create social media provisions within their prenuptial agreements, they can help to prevent related tension before it begins. When each individual signs a legally binding document insisting that he or she will not use social media in ways that harm the other, each can breathe a sigh of relief and move on to other matters affecting their upcoming nuptials.

Source: The Huffington Post, “OMG... What Did You Post?! Why Every Couple Today Needs a Social Media Prenup,” Sheri Meyers, June 13, 2014

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