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Do you need a social media prenup?

For engaged couples, creating a prenup is usually an act of financial responsibility, allowing you and your fiancé to protect your assets in case your marriage ever comes to an unforeseen end. But did you know that you can also use a prenup to protect yourself on social media?

According to a report by ABC News, more young couples are acknowledging their active social media usage, and see their online reputations as an asset worth protecting. This means that couples can draw up prenups that include a social media clause, ensuring that both parties agree not to post embarrassing photos about the other person.

If you and your fiancé are active social media users, you may want to consider the advantages of including a social media clause in your prenup:

Protecting your career

You do not have to be a world-renowned celebrity to have your social media activity directly affect your career. Embarrassing personal photos can impact anyone, whether you are a teacher with colleagues and students following you online, or a business owner whose entire brand is built around your name. When people watch what you share online, your reputation is subject to public opinion.

Protecting your personal life

Ending a marriage on bitter terms can inspire one party to take revenge on the other. With a social media clause in your prenup, you and your fiancé can define certain boundaries around how you represent each other online in the event of divorce. For example, your ex could be required to seek your permission before posting certain photos, or may be restricted from posting them altogether.

Your online reputation may be your most important asset

In this day and age, many of us cannot help but document our lives on Instagram and Facebook. If you and your fiancé are determining what assets to protect in your prenup, your online reputation is certainly worth considering.

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