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Social media prenups

Are you and your partner considering getting married in Texas? If so, have you talked about getting a prenuptial agreement? These marital contracts are rapidly gaining popularity among couples today so you would certainly not be alone in considering one. However, before you jump in, it is important for you to understand some of the different types of provisions that may be able to be included that you may not know about or automatically think about.

One of these is a social media clause. As ABC News explains, this is essentially a provision in your contract that outlines what you and your partner can and cannot post on any social media platform. The reason that this has come to be a viable option is simply due to the growth of social media as a communication vehicle in today's world. The benefit of having these types of agreements in place includes protection for your professional reputation in the event that you and your partner get divorced.

The other person would be prevented from making negative comments about you in this very public forum. If such comments were made, you may well have financial recourse available to you. Some indicate that a single post could cost upwards of $50,000 depending upon the situation and the nature of the damage said to be done. 

If you would like to learn more about the types of clauses that may be included in a modern prenuptial agreement, please feel free to visit the marital contracts page of our Texas family law website.

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