What are some of the most effective strategies for maintaining privacy in a San Diego divorce? The issues associated with a divorce present substantial challenges for those with substantial responsibilities in the community or church, public figures, elected officials and licensed professionals to mention a few. You just don’t want or need all of the intimate, private or financial details regarding you, your spouse, your children, your business and your life to be captured in the public record for anyone to see.
The main source of information which can damage a reputation or expose financial or private information occurs when spouses are presenting evidence to the Court. Make no mistake, it is important for the Court to have an accurate understanding of all issues associated with a divorce case including, but not limited to:
- Domestic violence
- Medical issues
- Alcohol or substance abuse
- Business valuation
- Income and deferred income or stock options
These issues will all have an impact on different aspects of a divorce in San Diego. Maintaining privacy in a San Diego divorce can be challenging when many of these topics are discussed before the Court. Testimony about these issues or other things such as infidelity during a contested child custody and parenting time hearing or about expensive gifts or travel associated with the affair during property division can leave an extensive public record of sensitive information for anyone to access down the road including:
- Nosey neighbors and friends
- Business associates
- Clergy and church members
- Your own children (at some point in the future)
The Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq have multiple strategies to protect your privacy and keep private business about your life, your children and/or your business out of the public record. One example is mediation. Mediation is a confidential and private venue. The old adage is “whatever happens in mediation, stays in mediation.” This is literally almost always true. Information presented and offers made during mediation are protected by California Law and allow you and your spouse to work through issues and reach a settlement while protecting and preserving your privacy.
Information which becomes part of the permanent public record can reference a document by title without disclosing every detain contained therein. There are other strategies and tactics for maintaining privacy in a San Diego divorce. Are you concerned about personal details and information being disclosed in the public record of your divorce? Protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-434-3330 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.