Many people are interested in preserving privacy about personal matters during the divorce process. Divorce filings are routinely part of the public record, which can be requested by anyone. And with the increased digitization of court records, there is cause for even greater concern. You can already search bankruptcy records online for cases filed after 2003.
The primary concerns we hear from clients concerned about maintaining confidentiality in their divorce proceedings include child custody arrangements, sensitive financial account details, information regarding debt or bankruptcy and other matters that could negatively impact or endanger them and their families.
While it used to be that only the rich and famous were able to keep their divorce documents such as a Marital Settlement Agreement out of the public record—usually at great expense—we have had success in helping our clients achieve this without excessive costs.
In some instances, using our Private Judge services makes it easier to seal parts of the divorce records. In other cases, we have been able to have the Master Settlement Agreement returned to our clients once the paperwork for the judgment has been filed.
If you would like to learn more about how to maintain confidentiality during your divorce, please give us a call at 1-800-359-7004 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.
Your privacy is important, and we want to help you maintain it.