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Strategies for maintaining privacy and discretion during divorce

On Behalf of | Nov 13, 2023 | Family Law

Divorce is a sensitive process, and maintaining privacy and discretion during this challenging time is crucial.

Exploring various strategies can help you safeguard your personal information and maintain privacy during a divorce.

Protect your online presence

One of the first steps to safeguard your privacy during a divorce is to review and tighten your social media privacy settings. Try to ensure your profiles are “private,” restricting access to your posts and personal information. Limiting what you share with the public is essential, too, as anything posted online can be used as evidence during divorce proceedings.

Even if your profiles are set to private, it’s essential to remember that nothing on the internet is entirely private. Avoid sharing:

  • Sensitive information
  • Derogatory comments
  • Details about your divorce

Your online activity can be tracked, and posts or comments may be used against you in court.

To maintain your online privacy, you should regularly change passwords to your email, social media accounts and other online platforms. Use strong, unique passwords and enable two-factor authentication for added security. This extra layer of protection can help to keep your online activities confidential.

Communication strategies

Communication with one’s ex is often necessary during a divorce, especially if you have children or shared assets. Utilize secure communication channels, such as encrypted messaging apps or secure email services, to exchange sensitive information. These platforms provide an extra layer of security for your conversations.

Texts and emails are commonly used for communication during divorce. Be mindful of what you write and how you phrase messages. Assume that anything you send may be presented in court. Avoid using derogatory language or making threats, as these can harm your case and affect your privacy.

Privacy and discretion are of utmost importance during a divorce, and these strategies can help you protect your personal information and maintain your dignity during this challenging time.