Most people wish to keep their divorce under wraps so they can focus on moving forward. The attorneys at Albin Oldner Law, PLLC help protect your privacy by remaining dedicated to discretion. Let’s dive into some tips to help you keep your divorce as private as possible.
How to Protect Your Privacy During Divorce
1. Avoid Social Media
Social media can easily derail your divorce proceedings. For example, creating a hostile post about your soon-to-be ex-spouse can have negative consequences in court.
Take steps to protect your profiles and your feed. Encourage friends and family to avoid writing a negative post or leaving a negative comment on your profile. Limit who you talk to about your proceedings and mention none of it online.
While many social media platforms offer some privacy settings, many courts now allow social profile content to be admitted in court. Consider deactivating your accounts, if possible, for the time being. If you must remain active, update your security settings to private.
2. File a Motion to Seal Your Case
Divorce court records are available to the public. This means any interested party can access information about your divorce. Consider asking your attorney to file a motion to seal your case. The court must then grant the motion before your records are out of the public eye.
3. Protect Your Important Documents
If you still live with your spouse or have other individuals in and around your home, keep your critical documents inside a lockbox or locked file cabinet. Secure documents such as your social security card, medical records and court documents.
4. Consider Mediation
Not all divorces have to happen inside the traditional courtroom. Mediation enables you and your spouse to work with a mediator outside of court. In mediation, no record is made of your proceedings and nothing becomes public knowledge.
It’s important to work with a skilled attorney who can help you decide if mediation is right for you. If both you and your spouse agree to work amicably, mediation might be the best next step.
5. Take Care When Answering Personal Questions
It’s normal for you to confide in close family and friends during your divorce. It can also help with your well-being as you move forward.
Remember that you have the power to control how much information you share. When asked personal questions about your divorce, you can simply say you’d rather not discuss it. The less you share, the fewer complications may arise.
Reach Out to a Divorce Attorney Dedicated to Discretion
Albin Oldner Law, PLLC will do what it takes to protect your privacy during this time. To learn more about your divorce or to discuss your options, give us a call at 214-430-4440 or send us a message.