If you are filing for divorce in Jackson, Mississippi, it is important to understand how the process can impact your privacy. If you take your divorce case to court, your divorce case will be on the public record. This means that anyone searching public records will likely be able to see what was said during your trial. This further means that if there are private and personal details about your life (personal, financial, affairs, domestic violence), this information could potentially end up on the public record. Ballard Law, PLLC is a divorce law firm in Jackson, Mississippi that works with clients who are seeking divorce who also have privacy concerns. Our firm understands that for many of our clients, privacy is important. What options do you have for protecting your privacy when it comes to your divorce? Here are some things to consider:
- Consider settling your divorce outside of court, privately. Ballard Law, PLLC is a divorce law firm in Jackson, Mississippi that can help you settle your divorce case outside of court. We can review your situation and help you negotiate a settlement privately without taking it before a judge in many cases.
- If your case must go to court, consider requesting that the judge place your divorce under seal. In order to do this you’ll need to make a case to show that placing the divorce under seal is important to protecting your privacy.
Ballard Law, PLLC is a divorce law firm in Jackson, Mississippi that can evaluate your case, help you understand your options going forward, and assist you with all aspects of the divorce process. Sometimes divorce cases must go to trial. If your case must, Ballard Law, PLLC can help you.
Settling Your Divorce Case Outside of Court to Protect Your Privacy
If you can possibly do so, the best option you have when it comes to protecting your privacy is to settle your case privately outside of court. Many celebrities choose this option to avoid having their private lives out on the public record for the media and tabloids to see. Private citizens and those with concerns for their privacy also have the same options available to them. Having a lawyer guide you through the private divorce settlement process can be helpful, because you’ll want to have a sound understanding of the divorce laws protecting you when making decisions about division of property and assets. Have questions about how to settle your divorce outside of court? Reach out to the divorce lawyer at Ballard Law, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi today.
Sealing Your Divorce Records to Protect Your Privacy
Another option you might have if you are filing for divorce in Jackson, Mississippi is to seal your divorce records. Sometimes couples cannot avoid taking their divorce case to court. If your divorce involves domestic violence, sexual or physical abuse, or if you are seeking sole custody of the children, you may need to take your case before a judge. In some cases, when divorce trials involve sensitive matters, minor children, or domestic violence, the judge may choose to place the case under seal. However, you cannot count on the judge to do this automatically, especially if your case doesn’t involve minors or sexual violence. Most couples will need to ask the judge to put their case under seal. When asking for the divorce to go under seal, the judge will balance the right of the public to access court records with your right to privacy. You’ll need to build a compelling case to the court to explain why sealing the case is essential. Cases might be sealed to protect the personal information of children, to protect victims of domestic violence and abuse, or to protect a couple’s sensitive business information or financial information. If trade secrets or other business-related secrets might be revealed in your trial, this might be another compelling reason to place the case under seal. Ballard Law, PLLC is divorce law firm in Jackson, Mississippi that can help you place your divorce under seal, if this is something you want.
Other Privacy Considerations with Divorce
There are other privacy issues that can arise with divorce. For example, what can you do if your partner is posting pictures of you on Facebook or social media without your permission? What can you do if your partner is spreading lies about you on social media? You may have the right to sue your former partner for libel, slander, or for the rights to your photos if your privacy is being violated. Remember too that anything you personally post on social media is available for the public to see and can also potentially impact your divorce. Ballard Law, PLLC is a divorce law firm in Jackson, Mississippi that can help. Reach out to our divorce lawyer today or connect with USAttorneys.com to get matched with our divorce lawyer.