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Couples Including Social Media Clauses In Prenuptial Agreements

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — They may be changing their Facebook status to “married,” but some couples are drawing up social media boundaries in┬áprenuptial agreements in the event they split up.

Divorce attorney Aaron Weems told WCBS 880’s Monica Miller that couples are determining how they would deal with electronic media — files, photos, videos — accumulated during their marriages.

Weems, a partner at the law firm Fox Rothschild in Philadelphia, said it’s not just celebrities who are concerned about their online profiles.

Couples Including Social Media Clauses In Prenuptial Agreements

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“The reality is it could impact a teacher, a police officer, a government employee, the interior designer whose entire brand is built around her name,” Weems said.

A 2010 study found that more than 80 percent of divorce attorneys say they saw a rise in the use of social networking evidence in their trials.

“I think what we’re seeing are that the people that might be interested in it tend to skew to younger age brackets, but I think it’s relevant for all people,” he said.

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