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Keeping Your Family Law Matters Private: How to Protect Your Privacy and Security in Divorce

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When it comes to family law matters, privacy is of the utmost importance. You want to be sure that you can discuss your issues with your attorney without fear of them being made public. In this blog, our matrimonial law attorneys at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein discuss how attorney confidentiality works and how you can keep your divorce private. We will also talk about ways to maintain your security during this difficult time.

Maintaining Privacy

As family law attorneys, we understand how important it is for our clients to maintain their privacy. We take our duty of confidentiality very seriously. This means that anything you discuss with us will remain private and confidential. We will not share your information with anyone outside our firm without your permission.

How to Keep Your Matters Private

You can do a few things to help keep your divorce private. First, avoid discussing the details of your divorce with anyone other than your attorney and those on a need-to-know basis. You may find that you need to share that you are divorcing with your close family and friends, but do not feel obligated to share details regarding your divorce with them. It is tempting to want to confide in someone close to you, but it is important to remember that anything you say can be used against you in court or spread to others who have no business in your divorce and legal matters.

Do not post anything about your divorce on social media. This includes Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Even if you think your account is private, it is best to avoid posting anything about your divorce online as it can be found and used as evidence.

Maintaining Your Security

During a divorce, it is important to maintain your security. This means keeping all divorce-related documents in a safe place in your home, such as in a filing system or in a home safe. By having a secure location to store your documents, you can be sure that others cannot find valuable information regarding your divorce.

Another way you can maintain your security is to keep all communications with your attorneys private. If you receive a call from your attorney, step into another room or in a safe place where you can discuss the matter freely.

Dedicated to Protecting Your Family

At Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, we are dedicated to protecting your family as you navigate matrimonial law matters. We understand how difficult divorce can be, and we are here to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions about how to keep your divorce private, please contact us today by calling (212) 466-6015. We are here to help you through this challenging time.