While divorce is often the best thing for your family, some individuals still view the process in a negative light. It would be in the best interests of both you and your spouse to keep things away from prying eyes if possible. This will also make the separation much easier for your children.
Typically, divorce proceedings are a matter of public record but there are a number of ways that you can contain sensitive information. Outlined below are a few things to consider.
Be careful in whom you confide
You and your spouse have a number of mutual friends. Divorce can change this dynamic and people you consider to be friends may take the side of your spouse. That’s why it’s important to think carefully about who you confide in. Of course, it’s important to have a support network but this should only comprise individuals that you trust deeply.
In today’s climate, it’s also important to consider your online activity. You may only have a few friends on social media, but the reality is your posts could be seen by anyone. Your posts can also be used as evidence when the court is considering property division and child custody matters. It may not be realistic for you to stay off of social media altogether but it’s certainly worth double-checking before posting and avoiding any negative statements about your spouse.
Less animosity usually means more privacy
Thousands of divorces occur every week in the US. High-profile cases with a lot of animosities will naturally attract more attention. There is no need for your divorce to go down this way. By having clear expectations and an ability to compromise, you and your spouse can make your divorce less interesting to outsiders.
Another way to maintain privacy in your divorce is to have the right people behind you. Having experienced legal guidance on your side can help things go much more smoothly.