Divorce doesn`t have to be ugly. You can be treated skillfully and leave yourself and your ex-spouse on cordial terms. Communication is the key. Talk to your partner and express your concerns about keeping the divorce private. You can both benefit from a confidentiality agreement, and if the children are involved, this is the best way to do it. Confidentiality agreements establish documents that are declared “confidential,” specify how they are marked, and specify how those documents should be handled. Typically, in divorce, a confidentiality agreement stipulates that no one on the lawyers in the divorce action, the parties to the divorce, the court where the divorce action is pending, and others directly involved in the case (experts of one of the parties or persons working in their offices, for example) access to these documents or information inside. This means that parties are prohibited from sharing information with family, friends, the media (including social media) or others. It is essential to think early on about what is being said to the press and when. Privacy and trust cannot be guaranteed, even with an NDA, especially if the end of the relationship is of interest to the press. As a result, noAs often need to be supplemented by additional measures. In the simplest case, these may contain a brief joint statement confirming the divorce and preserving the privacy of the couple (and children), and all parties then have discretionary relationships. Regardless of which party has applied for divorce, all subsequent applications are public law documents that can therefore be accessed by everyone.
Divorce applications and comparisons can also provide the public with an unwanted insight into personal finances, opening both parties to possible exposure. Similarly, all family court hearings are public. Entrepreneurs are not the only ones involved in confidentiality. If you are an employee of a company and you must access confidential company documents to find out your remuneration, that company may want to issue a confidentiality order to protect them before disclosing these documents. Indeed, many companies include a provision in their employment contract or manual indicating that you cannot share this type of information with others other than your lawyer or accountant.