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Social media contraband

Ban Twitter and Facebook to avoid losing out in the divorce law courts, argues Katy Barber

27 August 2014

We are all aware that technology is increasingly affecting both business and personal legal issues. Most recently, the invasiveness of social media has been challenged, not only in terms of personal privacy, but also in the case of relationship breakdown.

My firm is now finding itself warning couples to ban Facebook and Twitter and other social media from their lives, or at least use caution, if they don’t want to have future issues in divorce cases.

Just recently we have seen a new phenomenon in the family law division, that is to say an increase in couples now including social media clauses in their prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements. The trend started in the US with the Kayne West/Kim Kardashian prenup but has been quickly adopted in the U...

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