How Can I Ensure My Divorce Is Kept Private?

Posted August 25th, 2023.

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It may be difficult to hide every detail of your divorce from prying eyes, but you can take a few steps to reclaim your privacy. Family lawyer Mark S. Guralnick can help you do that, and our law firm is also prepared to guide you along at every step of the divorce process. If you are ready to take control, keep the details of your divorce private, and fight for the best possible outcome, we are right there with you.

What is the Most Private Divorce Method?

If you are really concerned about keeping some things to yourself, you can choose a divorce method that is more private. When you go through litigation to come to a divorce agreement, you create court records. These records can be found by other people later. You can ask a judge to seal the records, but there is no guarantee that this will work.

Instead, you can try mediation or a collaborative divorce. In mediation, you work with a third party who can help you and your spouse negotiate. In a collaborative divorce, you, your spouse, and your attorneys come together to finalize an agreement. Either option is more private than litigation.

Can Buying New Devices Help Me Keep My Divorce Private?

Yes, buying new electronics like a new phone or a new computer can be a good idea. You are not exactly sure what your spouse and even other people might have access to through these devices. If you cannot afford to replace everything, do a scan for spyware and programs like keyloggers. This can help you keep more about your life and divorce private.

What Should I Do About Online Accounts and Social Media?

Even if you do end up buying new devices, you still should remember to lock down your online accounts. Does your spouse know any passwords? Do you share any of these accounts with your spouse? Fix this as soon as you can.

If you have social media accounts, make sure that you change the passwords on those as well. Also set up two-factor authentication if you can. This makes it harder for someone else to log on as you. And speaking of social media accounts, if you really want to keep things private we recommend staying away from such things if you can. You might have the desire to vent about your divorce or your spouse, but this is rarely helpful and could just end in a tit-for-tat with your spouse that results in both of you revealing far more information than you should have to everyone in your social network.

Contact Our Law Firm Today

No matter how complex your divorce is, we are ready to help you handle it and keep the details as private as we possibly can. Contact the Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick and schedule a consultation with our team. We would be happy to tell you more about how we can be of assistance.

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