Divorce affects your life in every imaginable way. Divorcees in Tennessee may discover that it also significantly affects their privacy. Divorce is personal. Most do not want to face friends, family or public criticism involving their personal decisions. Divorce proceedings handle very private matters that you may not want to make transparent for others in you or your partner’s life. There are ways to protect your privacy.

First, avoid social media. In this day and age, everyone is on social media. Social media can be beneficial in a number of ways, but it may not be the place to vent or talk about your divorce proceedings. Be careful of venting on social media. If your partner discovers anything that you say online about the divorce, their side can potentially use it against you in the proceedings. Likewise, the more that you say on social media, the more likely you are to expose personal details to your followers and friends.

If you are worried about others accessing your public file, then you should consider a confidentiality agreement. If you both sign a confidential settlement, then the spousal support, child support, child custody and other details are not available in a public file. If privacy matters to you, you can have a confidential divorce. In addition, you may choose to hire a mediator to help resolve issues in your divorce. Private judges and mediators provide you with an opportunity to stay out of a public trial.