When going through a divorce, privacy is extremely important. Whether you are a business owner, celebrity, athlete, licensed attorney or medical professional or other high-profile or high-net-worth individual, you need to know that your divorce will remain your business—and your business alone. At Seastrom Tuttle & Murphy, we are sensitive to our clients’ concerns about privacy, and we thoroughly address our clients’ privacy needs in everything we do.
Maintaining Privacy By Keeping Your Divorce Out of Court and the Public Eye
While a high-asset or high-profile divorce can become very public if not managed appropriately, this is also something that can – and should – be avoided. With decades of experience handling high-asset and high-profile divorces, we are well-versed in the tools and strategies used to maintain privacy during the divorce process in Orange County.
To maintain privacy during our clients’ divorces, we utilize measures including:
- Confidentiality Agreements – Spouses can enter into confidentiality agreements to ensure privacy during the divorce process. We can negotiate an agreement with your spouse’s legal counsel to establish suitable parameters before your divorce begins.
- Structured Negotiations in Private Settings – Most of our clients can resolve their divorces through structured settlement negotiations. Much of this process can be handled remotely, and we can arrange private in-person negotiations at our offices when necessary.
- Private Mediation – Mediation is an alternative to negotiation that allows divorcing spouses to seek input from a neutral third party. The mediation process is entirely confidential, and the mediator’s role is not to make decisions but rather to help divorcing spouses find common ground.
- Stringent Privacy Controls – All of our attorneys and staff comply with strict privacy controls, and we rely on state-of-the-art cybersecurity measures to protect our clients’ private information. When engaging forensic accountants and other professionals, we ensure that they have adequate privacy controls in place as well.
- Public Relations and Enforcement – If your spouse, one of your spouse’s friends or anyone else publicizes your divorce, we can manage your public relations and take appropriate action to enforce your privacy rights and the relevant confidentiality obligations in court.
Using a Private Litigation Before a Retired Judge to Avoid the Courtroom
When it is not possible to resolve the terms of a divorce through settlement negotiations or mediation, another option for maintaining privacy is to litigate before a retired judge. This removes your divorce from the public court system, and it significantly reduces the likelihood of publicity. We can also keep identifying information out of the public document. Ultimately, there are plenty of options for protecting your privacy during your divorce—the key is knowing how and when to use each of these options to your advantage.
Speak With One of Our Orange County Attorneys About Your High-Asset or High-Profile Divorce
If you are preparing to go through a divorce and have privacy concerns, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about how we protect our clients. To speak with one of our experienced high-net-worth divorce attorneys in Irvine in confidence, please call 949-474-0800 or tell us how we can reach you online today.