Prenuptial Agreements With A Social Media Clause Are On The Rise

By Ana Veciana-Suarez
Tribune News Service

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Some prenuptial agreements are now including clauses about what, when and how to post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat.

Tribune News Service

“All human beings have three lives: public, private and secret.” -Gabriel Garcia Marquez

So it has come to this: Yet more proof, as if we needed it, that our dependence on technology is overwhelming and our addiction to social media potentially toxic.

Prenuptial agreements with a social media clause are on the rise. Yep, you read right.

Before the exchange of rings, before the public declaration of love, before the sappy Best Man’s toast, couples are ensuring their privacy in print.

They’re writing rules about what, when and how, sometimes even if, to post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat.

Whether we realize it or not, who we are and what we’re shown doing on social media has become as important as the zeroes in our bank account. Celebrities learned that quickly enough, but us mere mortals, we take a bit longer to understand the ramification of online fiascos.

Raised eyebrows and snide comments aside, it’s a good thing savvy couples are seeking these agreements, and their existence should surprise no one, especially those of us who visit these sites often enough to witness occasions that have no business becoming public.

At best, it may be a photo that captures someone in an unflattering pose. At worst it may show someone in an unfavorable light, one so glaringly bright that it damages how others judge the unfortunate soul. (Why people post pics of themselves drink in hand and glassy-eyed is confounding. Don’t they realize potential employers will prowl through their accounts?)

A social media prenup tries to address what’s acceptable to share online about each other and about the relationship.

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