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Paying for your posts: When a prenup regulates social media

You may have considered the numerous financial benefits of a prenuptial agreement with your future spouse before your Michigan wedding, even though, of course, you probably hope never to need that document. Drafting it when times are good allows you to approach your relationship goals with a clear head. When love goes sour, your spouse could behave in ways that you would not have thought possible. At The Law Office of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C., we often provide counsel to couples who are considering what factors to include in their prenuptial agreement.

ABC News notes that many people find pictures of themselves on social media that they never knew were taken. Your future spouse may be in the habit of posting regular updates, including photos that you wanted kept private. Even if your fiancé does not currently spend much time on social media, experts recommend that you talk about your online expectations before you marry, and possibly even attach a financial figure to any compromising information that is published.

Whether it is the cause of your breakup or it occurs after you have already decided to split, the result of a private picture made public can be damaging to your reputation, career and emotional stability. A clause in the prenuptial agreement can be included that would hold your former partner accountable. This could have an effect on alimony or the equitable division of your marital assets, if the document is drafted in a way that the judge finds reasonable. More information about prenuptial agreements is available on our web page.

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