Untangling your life from your spouse during divorce can involve separating assets and dividing time with children. And people often find it overwhelming to focus on themselves and the future as an individual.
For instance, you may be used to sharing everything with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse. But during and after a Nebraska divorce, protecting your privacy can become a top priority. Following are tips for how to do this.
Privacy and your former partner
There are numerous reasons why people want to keep details of their private life from their former partner. They may feel guilty or ashamed; they may be scared of what the other person will do; they may just want to move forward without interference or judgment.
Whatever your reasons may be, you can protect your privacy during and after divorce by:
- Changing all online passwords
- Restricting access to smart home devices
- Canceling shared accounts, including streaming services
- Making your social media accounts private
- Communicating through your attorneys
These measures can help you protect the private details of your life from an ex who may use them against you during a divorce.
Privacy and other parties
Your divorce can affect loved ones and, in some cases, draw interest from total strangers. However, there are ways to shield others from learning sensitive information.
Pursuing mediation is one of the most effective ways to protect your privacy. The sessions and agreements are confidential, as opposed to litigation. You can also resolve matters more peacefully, which can ensure your children and loved ones do not wind up in the middle of a messy legal battle.
You might also discuss with your attorney options for confidentiality agreements and sealing divorce records. Hiring a private judge may also be something to consider for high-profile or affluent parties.
Avoid this common mistake
One of the easiest ways for private information to reach your ex, your business partners or other parties is for people to share it yourself.
The most common way people do this is by sharing something on social media, expecting it to stay private. They might say something mean about an ex or share a picture of a new partner, not realizing information online can easily be shared and become public.
Thus, remember that your privacy can hinge on steps you take (or do not take) during and after a divorce.