As you know, divorce is a very personal legal matter. If it were up to you, you’d likely have it so that only your family and close friends know about it. Though this may not always be possible, there are several things you can do to protect your privacy to the best of your ability during and after the divorce process. Please continue reading and reach out to an experienced Los Angeles divorce attorney to learn more about protecting your privacy during your divorce and how our legal team can help.
What steps can I take to protect my privacy during my divorce?
Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to protect your privacy during your divorce. Just some of those steps are as follows:
- Don’t file a fault-based divorce. When filing for divorce, you will have two options: a “no-fault” divorce or a fault-based divorce. Fault grounds include adultery, abuse, abandonment, and more. Though you may wish to cite the reason why you are looking to get divorced, you should understand that fault grounds will become part of the public record. Therefore, if you cite adultery as a fault ground, this too will become part of the public record.
- Consider mediation. Mediated divorce, for many reasons, is favorable over litigation. Essentially, mediation takes place outside of a courtroom, making it more private from the start. The only parties present will be you, your spouse, and a third-party, unbiased mediator. From there, your mediator will help you and your spouse resolve any contested issues regarding property distribution, custody, and more. As long as you can reach an agreement, you’ll have resolved your divorce in a more low-key, lower-stakes manner.
- Don’t post on social media. Not posting on social media is perhaps the most significant step you can take to protect your privacy. Your divorce is your business and no one else’s. Additionally, you should also note that judges don’t care to see spouses posting about their divorce on social media and will often consider this when determining the outcome of their divorce.
- Have a prenuptial agreement in place. Many couples argue over how certain property will be divided in a divorce. By having a prenuptial agreement in place, terms regarding property distribution will already be set in stone, saving you time, and, likely, money, by avoiding a protracted divorce while you litigate “who gets what.”
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