Should You Consider a Divorce Confidentiality Agreement?

The Solution to Ending Your Marriage Without Sacrificing Your Privacy

Privacy is a phenomenon that goes relatively unappreciated until it’s lost. Even if you aren’t a top celebrity, having your information visible to the public can make one uneasy. Luckily, through a confidentiality agreement, your privacy can be protected.

What Does a Confidentiality Agreement Do?

Any case filed with the court enters the public record, making the details of your divorce accessible to anyone who cares to look it up. Beyond what is shared by the court, your spouse could be posting unflattering bits on social media. A confidentiality agreement could solve both these issues and ensure the matter stays between you and your partner.

Confidentiality agreements effectively bar anyone from accessing divorce related information who is not:

  • The couple
  • The couple’s personal attorneys
  • The court responsible for the case
  • Experts hired by either party to assist in the case

By signing such an agreement, both parties agree to refrain from disclosing such details to family, friends, or anyone else.

What a Confidentiality Agreement Can and Can’t Seal

A confidentiality agreement seals specific details of your case from the public record, including:

While the public may still access information regarding when the divorce happened, they will not be able to find any specific details of the matter.

Confidentiality agreements are an easy addition to divorce cases that can protect your privacy, and consequentially, your career and personal life. There is little reason for a court to refuse one. Our lawyer will help you understand how to utilize one as you pursue divorce. Contact Empire Law today for more information.