Social media plays a big role in our lives, which is why it isn’t too surprising to hear that more couples are addressing social media in their prenuptial agreements. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reported that more couples are including social media stipulations in their prenuptial agreements and during divorce proceedings.
The use of social media has become an integral part of our lives, which is why more couples are trying to protect their online image by addressing social media in their prenups. What types of stipulations are being added to prenuptial agreements?
The most common way social media is being addressed in prenups is including a stipulation that both spouses will not share any embarrassing or incriminating photographs or posts about each other. Stipulations may include not sharing any nude photos as well as photos or posts that would portray them in a negative way or harm their reputation.
What happens if someone violates the terms of the prenup regarding social media? The most common penalty is having to pay the other spouse a certain amount of money for violating the terms of the contract. However, each prenuptial agreement is unique so spouses may be able to add specific requirements or penalties for violating the terms of the agreement.
Couples in Arizona who are thinking about drafting a prenuptial agreement may want to consider adding social media stipulations to protect their privacy and reputation. Prenups are supposed to offer protection in the event spouses get divorced. They can provide additional protection for a person’s reputation and it may be smart to include social media guidelines for the marriage as well as guidelines for social media posts in the event of divorce.