Social Media Clauses in Separation Agreements
Divorcing parents routinely add provisions to separation agreements saying they won’t speak ill of the other party in front of the children. However, some now are adding specific clauses to deal with social media like Facebook and Twitter according to an article by Aisha Sultan in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Some provisions deal with managing the children’s online photographs or profiles. Others prohibit parents from disparaging each other online where the children might someday read it.
University of Missouri professor, Larry Ganong, says social media is just one more thing that angry ex-spouses can fight about. He says parents may continue to fight after divorce in an effort to control the other spouse’s parenting behavior.