Even in a world where all you have to do is check your Facebook to learn your neighbor is at the dentist, not everyone wants to have their life played out in public. Celebrities, for example, are notorious for taking measures to ensure an element of privacy is maintained, and you can too. Simply refraining from posting a photo or status update is a good start, but there are other things you can do. And, if you are going through a divorce, it is always a good idea to keep things to yourself, so that the outcome of your case is protected.
A good example of a celebrity couple who has remained relatively low-key is Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz. In early 2016 Madden posted about his wife, and the reaction by some was surprise that the pair had been married. Perhaps it was the short courtship that lead to the little known fact the pair had married, or perhaps it is the way Diaz is known for not being the “marrying type”. Whatever method they used, it seemed to work.
There are a few things an everyday person can do to keep their life private as well. Two tips to maintain privacy in divorce include:
- Entrust sensitive information only with those on a “need to know” basis. This includes your attorney, and the Judge when asked. While it is tempting to spill all to your best friend or a family member, doing so can mean that you no longer have an expectation of privacy in the things revealed to those people. If there are things you just have to “get off your chest”, or are struggling with emotionally, the help of a trained counselor or therapist is acceptable.
- Shut down your social media sites, or at least during the divorce, refrain from posting on the sites. It seems like a difficult thing to do given the electronic age we live in, but if you take a break from Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you might be surprised at how little you miss those outlets. Without an online forum to turn to for posting things about your private life, you ensure that details you wish to keep to yourself remain within your knowledge only.
Keep in mind things you put out there on social media or other public platforms can be used in your case as evidence. In order to avoid pictures or tweets being misunderstood, simply refrain from posting. If you have questions about this aspect of divorce, or need answers to other questions, call our office today.
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