A wise man once said: “We want prenup, we want prenup! It’s something that you need to have, cos if she leave yo’ ass, she’s gonna leave wit’ half.”
OK, so those are Kanye West lyrics from the song Gold Digger. But there is a good message in there.
Protecting your financial assets by drawing up a pre-nuptial agreement is sensible. Well, it’s sensible if you’re a pragmatist. If you’re a romantic, preparing for your inevitable break-up before you’ve walked down the aisle is deeply cynical and you’ll do nothing of the sort.
But what if a pre-nuptial agreement could protect other valuable things, like your online reputation? Your dignity? Your privacy in a world that’s relentlessly public?
More couples are choosing to include a ‘digital privacy clause’ in their prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements. Basically it means you decide what happens to any private text messages, naughty images, or DIY sexy-time videos in the event of your break-up. You agree, with stern lawyers watching you sign a legally binding document, not to distribute any compromising images of your love-friend.
It’s seriously smart. It’s the single most effective way to protect yourself from ‘Revenge Porn‘ I’ve heard.