There is no doubt that social media can be destructive to one’s relationship. We all have either witness it first hand or was a bystander to a friend or family member. New data not only confirms what we already know, but also suggests a social media prenup may not be far-fetched in today’s social media savvy era.
In a study published in 2010, more than 80 percent of attorneys surveyed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers said that they’ve witness a rise in the use of social networking evidence in divorce trials over the last five years.
Rebecca Crumrine Rieder, one of the four partners in her family law firm, states a social media prenup lays out how you use social media as a couple. Social media prenup details may include:
• Social media account sharing or disclosure of passwords
• Decide upfront on who your partner can or can’t be friends with on social networks
• What he/she can or can’t disclose on these networks during and after the marriage
After understanding the terms of a social media prenup I am actually not against it, though, I’ll admit, at face value it does seem trivial.
Do you see yourself composing a social media prenup? If so, let me know tweet me @Nikkishariee or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on Clutch Magazine.