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Those picky details . . .

In this age of instant access to information on the Internet, including do-it-yourself estate planning documents, it is important to remember that the devil is in the details. Examples on point: a recent email exchange among estate planning attorneys from around the country describing potentially painful prose:

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Social Media Provisions in Marital Agreements

A new trend in marital agreements involves the use of social media during the marriage. Couples are considering the inclusion of a provision which describes acceptable use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other on-line social websites, and penalties for unauthorized use. For example, a couple might state that neither will post any pictures which include nudity or could be detrimental to a professional career. Ann-Margaret Carrozza, a New York state attorney, says it is only recently she has seen these kinds of clauses, but reports 1/3 of her clients now want to include such a provision. A violation of such a clause often comes with a monetary penalty for the offending spouse. Although we here at Wade Ash have yet to hear such a request, we feel certain it's coming soon. For more on this trend, see Social Media.

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