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It can seem impossible to keep the details of your divorce completely private, but there are steps that you can take to make the process less transparent to everyone else. You can also do things that will make it harder for your spouse to pry into your business as you negotiate your final divorce agreement. Our Sparta divorce attorneys can help you navigate this process while keeping as many of the details private as possible.

Will Changing My Passwords Help Keep Things Private?

Yes, changing your passwords to online accounts is a good idea. If your spouse knew any of these passwords, they could easily access your accounts and keep an eye on what you are doing. You should not only change your passwords, but you should also do a full virus and malware scan on the family computer to make sure that there are no spyware programs or keyloggers running in the background. Finally, if you and your spouse had any shared accounts, remove their access to your account if possible.

Should I Get New Devices to Keep Things Private?

If you are really concerned about privacy, it may be a good idea to get new devices entirely. Get a new phone and a new tablet along with wireless internet and phone plans of your own. You would be surprised at how much information someone could access just because you share a plan with them. Also, get rid of any cloud services that you share with your spouse so that they cannot access your stuff.

Which is the Most Private Method of Divorce Negotiations?

Now if you are concerned about keeping things private from the public, which type of divorce negotiations you choose to go through can have an effect. If you or your spouse insist on litigation, that means going to court. The court records would reflect everything discussed during your divorce negotiations. You might be able to get a judge to seal the records later, but we would not rely on that.

Instead, you could try mediation or a collaborative divorce. Such meticulous records are not kept during these sessions. The goal is simply to get you and your spouse to agree on big issues like property division, alimony, and child custody.

In mediation, you and your spouse meet with a third party who can help you negotiate. In a collaborative divorce, you, your spouse, and your attorneys all meet and attempt to make a deal. Both of these methods are more private than litigation would be.

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If you are ready to learn more about how our experienced attorneys can help you, schedule a consultation. Contact Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC and find a time to talk to our legal team. We are ready to fight for you.