Divorce filings are usually a matter of public record. This can be problematic if you want a discreet divorce.
Mediation can help you maintain your privacy during a divorce.
Privacy benefits of mediation
Mediation allows a divorcing couple to meet privately with a neutral mediator to attempt to resolve their differences without litigation. Successful mediation can almost completely avoid the court process, which means no testimony in open court proceedings where anyone can show up to listen and the only public document that you must file with the court is the final settlement agreement.
Other ways to protect your privacy
In addition to choosing mediation over litigation, there are other ways to protect your privacy. Avoid talking about your divorce on social media. Try to maintain an amicable divorce process, rather than treating your spouse as an enemy you want to defeat. This means focusing on negotiation and compromise as ways to resolve disputes that arise. Prioritizing your desired outcomes can help you identify those areas where compromise is possible.
Engage in mediation and arbitration early in the process to keep as much of your affairs out of the public record as possible. Ask your spouse to sign a confidentiality agreement that prevents either of you from publicly discussing the details of your divorce.
Litigating your divorce in court can expose your finances and other private matters to public scrutiny. You can protect your privacy by avoiding the courtroom as much as possible. Using a mediator allows you to avoid the courts and keeps your private information private.