Social Media Restraints Becoming Fixtures in Prenuptial Agreements

June 26, 2014 – In The News
New Jersey Law Journal
Aaron Weems was featured in "Social Media Restraints Becoming Fixtures in Prenuptial Agreements" on June 26, 2014. The full article is available in June 26, 2014 of the New Jersey Law Journal, but a synopsis is provided below.

In an increasingly social media-dependent culture, couples are more frequently insterting into their prenuptial agreements language that restricts their future spouse from posting certain content about their significant other online.

Aaron Weems, having started offering social media language this year, feels that everyone should be conscious of their social media image, especially in respect to their business image and professional reputation.

Weems says, "This type of material outlasts everything." Even when presumably removed, material on social media can leave remnants, so it is imperative to "get out in front of it" by ensuring it never gets posted in the first place.

To emphasize his point, Weems describes a situation with a client he had whose spouse threatened to email material from the client's cellphone to the public in an effort to create trouble with the client's employer. While the threat of legal intervention prevented this harmful scheme from being put to action, a prenup would have prevented the threat in the first place.