Three Tips for Protecting Your Privacy in a Divorce

If you’re getting a divorce, you most likely have a lot on your mind. Of course, you’re hoping for a favorable outcome, in that you’d like to keep as many of your assets as you can and ensure that your children are well-cared for. That said, divorce is a sensitive and very personal matter, and for this reason, you’re likely also concerned about keeping your divorce as private as you can, and understandably so; no one needs to know your business. Fortunately, there are certain actions you can take in protecting your privacy during the divorce process. Please continue reading and reach out to an experienced The Woodlands, Texas divorce lawyer to learn more about what you can do to keep your divorce private and how our firm can help.

3 Tips for Protecting Your Privacy During the Divorce Process

Just some of the most important steps you can take to keep your divorce as private as possible are as follows:

  • Refrain from posting on social media. This is perhaps the most important thing you can do to retain privacy during your divorce. Rather obviously, when you share details about your life on social media, even if your account is private, the information is still out there, and even the select individuals who you permit seeing this information can screenshot it, talk about it, and otherwise communicate to others what you thought was private. Additionally, speaking about your ex or any details regarding your divorce or personal life can very well be used against you in a courtroom setting, which is why refraining from posting about your spouse or your divorce on social media altogether is simply the best practice.
  • Hire an attorney who has been certified as an expert in family law. Most divorce decrees are public record; meaning that anyone can pull up a divorce decree, and see every item being awarded to either party. You don’t want to have a public record of all of your assets. Fortunately, there are provisions in Texas that allow financial details of a final agreement to be kept private, and not be filed with the Court. Most attorneys are not familiar with these provisions, so make sure that you hire an attorney with experience dealing with sensitive and high-asset cases.
  • If you and your spouse don’t agree on the terms of your divorce, consider filing a no-fault divorce, as opposed to citing specific fault grounds. When you cite a specific fault ground, such as adultery, this will become part of the public record. Filing a no-fault divorce can avoid this and can help avoid airing your “dirty laundry” to the public.

If you have any additional questions about how to keep your divorce private, or you require competent legal representation to guide you through your divorce as effectively as possible, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Bolton Law Firm today for assistance.

Contact Our The Woodlands, Texas Firm

If you are looking for an expert Montgomery County divorce lawyer, Bolton Law is the right law firm for you. Bolton Law’s legal team handles all family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and much more. Contact Bolton Law today to schedule your initial consultation.