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How Do You Keep Personal Information Out of Public Divorce Records?

On Behalf of | Aug 7, 2020 | Divorce

Many of our clients ask “how do you keep personal information out of public divorce records?”  Most clients are very concerned about their private information becoming publicly accessible to inquisitive relatives, neighbors and even their own children down the road.  Is it possible to develop a strategy to protect private information and keep it out of the public record of your divorce?

The experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq have decades of experience protecting the interests of our clients in a divorce.  You don’t want anyone in the future to be able to access public records and read about your private issues or discover the heated or embarrassing communications which became part of the public records during the process of the divorce.

The key is to resolve areas of dispute outside of the Family Court.  For example, many areas of dispute in a divorce can be resolved through the cost-effective and timely strategy of negotiation.  Our divorce attorneys help you to clarify your goals and objectives while developing strategies to resolve disputes and come to an agreement which can be summarized in the actual separation agreement.  This helps to keep personal information out of public divorce records while managing costs and the time frame associated with a divorce.

Mediation is an excellent tool for resolving areas of disagreement in your divorce and reaching a settlement agreement which can be placed into the public record.  Mediation is a private, confidential environment.  The old saying of “what happens in mediation stays in mediation” applies.  The parties are not able to bring any information, discussion or disclosures made during mediation into evidence in the divorce itself.

Hiring a private judge is another important consideration.  Here in California the parties may agree to have their case heard by a private judge.  A private judge can hear a dispute between the parties and render a decision while keeping the underlying information and testimony private and out of the public record.

Protect your business and financial interests and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.