Three Ways to Maintain Your Privacy During Your Family Law Matter

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Family law matters are often very personal and sensitive. When handling these matters, you might be concerned about the privacy awarded to you and your family during this difficult time. At Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A., our family law attorneys understand the value of keeping your family law issues private and share a few tips for our clients.

Do Not Post About Your Issue Online

While it might seem tempting to post about your day-to-day activities on social media, posting about your family law matters brings these issues into the public spotlight and cause unnecessary conflict. Avoid posting about your divorce, child custody situation, or any arguments you might have with your spouse. Even if your privacy settings are set to the highest level, it’s still possible for others to access this information. Instead, you should keep your family law issues offline to limit the opportunity for others to learn more about your legal matters and family concerns.

Limit Who You Discuss Your Matters With

Although you might want to confide in friends and family members about what’s happening, it’s important to be selective about with whom you discuss your case. This will help ensure that the information shared remains confidential and that it will not be shared with others who do not need this information.

Keeping your family law issues confidential can help protect your family from future harm. Your children do not need to know the details of your contested issues in your divorce, which may harm their transition into this new chapter of their lives.

Request the Sealing of Specific Items You Would Like to Remain Private

If there are certain items or documents you would like to remain private, you can request that the court seal them, making the documents unavailable to the public. To request that a document be sealed, you must file a motion with the court and explain why you believe the document should not be made public.

Your family law attorney can help you determine if you have a case for sealing documents and help you prepare this motion. They can also discuss the types of information you might be able to seal and explain how this might benefit your family.

Protection Without Destruction

When facing a family law matter, it can be distressing if you believe that your personal details will leak out to the public. Our skilled team of family law attorneys at Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A. can help you keep your private matters exactly that — private.

Call us today at (813) 223-5421 to get started and talk to one of our compassionate family law attorneys.

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