Is Protecting Privacy Important in a Divorce?
Using Restraining and Protective Orders
Your privacy is very important in a divorce, and it is imperative that you take action to protect yourself. Divorce proceedings are public and all documents filed in court generally become part of the public record. You may be able to limit the public release of sensitive information through restraining orders and protective orders.
During the process of your divorce, you will likely be required to provide a significant amount of personal and otherwise private information to your spouse and his or her attorney. Most such information is exchanged during discovery. Once you reach the courtroom, however, divorce proceedings are open to the public. Documents and data presented at trial are typically made available for public viewing as part of the public record. If this information contains account numbers, your children's social security numbers, business trade secrets, or other sensitive details, it may be in your best interest to take steps in protecting your privacy.
Helping Maintain Your Privacy
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we understand that the disclosure of certain data to the public can be not only embarrassing but also very damaging. Fortunately, you can petition the court for a restraining or protective order that could limit your exposure. Our experienced attorneys will work with you in keeping your information private and ensuring that your rights are fully protected along the way.
Your divorce should represent the beginning of a new and hopeful future, not a source of new problems and concerns that could last a lifetime. The skilled divorce attorneys at MFKM Law are committed to providing responsible, honest representation to help you navigate the often complicated process.
To learn more about protecting your privacy in divorce, contact our office. Call 630-665-7300 to schedule a confidential consultation today. From offices in Wheaton IL, we are proud to serve clients in and around. DuPage County, Kane County, and Kendall County.