Newlyweds Getting Social Media Prenups


By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Prenuptial agreements, something many couples have before tying the knot, but what about a social media prenuptial agreement?

Social media prenuptial agreements are being written up by lawyers to determine what images and information couples may share about each other on sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Vine.

We wanted to know what you the viewers thought about it on Facebook. Most commenters, like Jared and Aime Muntz, thought it was just simply stupid.

Rachel said, "I think if people need an actual ‘agreement’ on this, then they shouldn't be getting married! We are supposed to respect our spouses- what not to post should be obvious!!" Since posting the comment, she's received 10 likes.

Ashley Cook thinks that "basic respect and common sense have obviously gone out the window on this one."

Revenge photos and celebrity privacy concerns started the conversation, but marriage experts say this is something every couple should think about.

Others, like newlywed Valerie Koonce, feel completely different…

"I think it's absolutely a great idea!"

After being married a short two weeks now, she says she thinks it's important to have discussions about social media.

"That is a really good idea. I think you really have to protect yourself, and people can be really mean. You have to make sure your goals align with your partner’s goals in this situation," Koonce says.

So now the question is, do I say "I do" to a social media prenup?

A typical social media clause will state that couples can not put up nude or embarrassing photos... and other posts that are likely to harm a spouse's professional reputation.

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