Divorce can be stressful enough without peering eyes looking into all of your personal and financial details. Generally, divorce litigation becomes a matter of public record.
Nonetheless, there are a few things you can do to protect your privacy during divorce proceedings. Outlined below are some factors you may want to consider.
Requesting that certain documents be sealed
As previously stated, divorce rulings are generally a matter of public record. However, there may be certain documents that can be sealed based on your written requests. The court will have to strike a balance between the importance of transparency and protecting your privacy and security. There may be certain medical records or financial statements that you do not want to become a matter of public record. With experienced guidance and a strong argument on your side, you might just be able to keep some aspects of the divorce private.
Actions you can take yourself
Today, much of our business and personal discussions are conducted on social media. Sending private messages between family, friends and coworkers is relatively private. However, making posts for your followers to see is a different matter. These posts might even go beyond your followers, depending on your privacy settings and the technical ability and curiosity of other parties. As a general rule, it is never a good idea to post anything about your divorce proceedings on social media. Perhaps you and your former partner could strike up an agreement to both refrain from doing this?
It’s vital that you protect yourself legally during divorce and ensure that you are treated fairly. Having a knowledgeable team behind you will help you to obtain the most equitable settlement possible.