The Benefits of Keeping Your Divorce Private
When you and your spouse decide to get divorced, there are a number of decisions you will need to make to get through the process and set yourself up for long-term success and stability. One of the first decisions is how you will work through the issues of your divorce.
One of the biggest benefits of opting for mediation is that all of the issues of your divorce remain private. If your divorce goes to court, all of the proceedings are public record, meaning anyone can look up the details of your case.
Why is this privacy so important, exactly?
- Better for children: The lower profile you can keep your divorce process, the better it is for your children. Court is naturally a high-conflict environment to begin with. The public availability of the information discussed in such a setting could make things difficult for your children if they are of a certain age.
- Spare embarrassment: Do you really want anyone to be able to look up the issues of your divorce? You can spare yourself some embarrassment by resolving your divorce in an alternative setting that is not on the public record.
- Maintain professionalism: Consider also the impact that public divorce records could have on your professional life. If any of the contents of those records were embarrassing or could damage your reputation, it could harm your career or professional image. It’s in your best interest to keep your divorce issues private so you don’t have to worry about this becoming an issue.
Interested in learning more about the various benefits of opting for divorce mediation? Contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation with any questions you have.