Divorce is hard enough without having to worry about everyone in your life knowing your business. If you're hoping to keep your divorce proceedings private, there are a few things you can do to make that happen. Here's what you need to know.
File Where Records Can Be Sealed
If you live in a state that allows divorce records to be sealed, that's your best bet for keeping things private. That way, only you and your spouse will have access to the details of your divorce. Contact your local court clerk's office to find out if your state allows sealed records. Furthermore, it is possible to have certain pieces of information redacted in paperwork. This is typically reserved for serious circumstances.
Opt for Mediation or Collaboration
Both mediation and collaborative divorce are alternatives to traditional litigation that can help keep things amicable (and private). With mediation, you and your spouse will work with a neutral third party to come to an agreement on all aspects of your divorce. And with collaborative divorce, you and your spouse will each have your own attorneys but will also agree to work together to reach a resolution.
Keep Matters Off Social Media
This one should be a no-brainer, but it's worth repeating: don't post anything about your divorce on social media. Not only is it in poor taste, but it could also backfire on you if you end up in court. So resist the urge to vent online and instead confide in a trusted friend or family member offline.
Working With Experienced Attorneys
Divorce is tough enough without having to worry about everyone in your life knowing your business. But if you're hoping to keep things private, there are steps you can take to make that happen. From filing in a state with sealed records to choosing mediation or collaborative divorce, options are available if you want to keep things under wraps and Rech Law, P.C. can assist you.
Your privacy is important. If you are ready to file for a divorce but are concerned about the public knowing the details of your case, you can reach us at (704) 659-0007 for assistance.