Divorce is an emotional process. In an ideal world, you would want to go through this process as privately as possible. But how can you have a discreet divorce in family court? The answer is in the fact that going through court is not your only option when it comes to divorce. When you want the dissolution of your marriage to be as quiet as possible, why is family court not the answer and what is?
When you want privacy, you will not receive it in family court. When you deal with your divorce in court, anyone can come and watch the scene play out. At the very least, people waiting for their turn with the judge will get a front row seat to your situation. On top of that, things that take place in court are public record and the details of cases are made available for anyone who wants to seek out that information.
No matter who you are, you want to keep personal details about your life between you and a small number of people. This is even more so the case when you are a public figure, however. If you are a public figure and you go to family court for your divorce, details about finances, children, and any infidelity are likely to be discussed. Sensitive details like these can easily be used against you by the media, rival businesses, and so on. It is easy to see that handling your divorce in court can be awkward at the very least and intrusive and damaging on the other end of the spectrum.
The good news is that you have options. Mediation is another avenue you can take when processing a divorce. The difference here is that mediation is a much more private route. With mediation, the people involved are kept at a minimum and kept on a need-to-know basis. The setting is a neutral, private space and the details discussed are not made public. This all contributes to an environment where both spouses feel free to talk about finances, children, and more in a more open and constructive way. You do not have to worry about prying eyes with a mediated divorce and you can focus on what logically needs to be done to separate two lives.
Ultimately, the choice is yours, but if privacy and discretion is something that is important to you, consider mediation. Give Solutions and Resolutions a call and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process.