The concept of privacy may seem like an ancient relic of the past. In the digital era, it's easier than ever for people to access our private information. The lack of privacy in today's world can be especially challenging for people going through a divorce.
Despite dealing with sensitive details, divorce filings are usually open to the public. That means that anyone can access information used during divorce filings. Even worse, spouses may reveal intimate knowledge about their partner to contest decisions. Fortunately, maintaining privacy is possible. Here are some strategies to help you protect your privacy and your children's privacy during a divorce.
The best way to protect your privacy is to stay out of court. Mediation can keep you and your information out of the prying eyes of the public. You can use an attorney to negotiate a settlement, resolve disputes, and navigate discussions during your divorce.
By using mediation, you can settle your divorce without ever stepping foot in a courtroom. This way, you can keep information about your assets and finances hidden from official court records.
Seal Your Case
An attorney can also file a court request to seal your case. By sealing your case, information revealed during proceedings will be struck from the public record. Both parties typically must agree to seal a case and they must have a valid reason to do so.
Change Your Passwords
Are you worried about your spouse accessing private information? Your first step is to change your passwords for personal accounts. By changing your password, you can keep your spouse from accessing sensitive data. Consider updating your password on email accounts, social media sites, or bank accounts.
Protect Your Documents
It's also a good idea to keep private documents away from your spouse. Make sure to forward your mail and to keep important documents in a safe spot. If you still live with your spouse, you can consider storing documents in a lockbox or safe. You should also close shared bank accounts or credit cards to protect your financial information.
Avoid Social Media
Attorneys frequently use social media posts in divorce proceedings. Revealing too much on social media may hinder your divorce settlement and custody agreement. You can protect your privacy and your divorce terms by staying off social media. Do not post about your spouse or post any revealing information that could threaten your case.
It's crucial to protect your privacy during a divorce. Caulder and Valentine are experienced professionals who can keep your information safe from the public and your spouse. Take action to protect your privacy by contacting Caulder and Valentine today.