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Privacy concerns may surface during the divorce process

As with any major life change, divorce can be stressful. Any Colorado resident who has been through the process knows about the emotional and legal hurdles that can arise if the process isn't handled smoothly. As many divorcing couples have found, remaining civil during the process or going through mediation can ease the stress that can accompany marital dissolution.

One component of divorce that can add a layer of concern is the fact that court records are public information. Couples going through a contentious divorce may be concerned about certain aspects of their personal life becoming widely-known knowledge. At the same time, however, consulting with an experienced attorney can help families in Littleton mindful about privacy concerns while making sure everyone's best interests are upheld.

According to reports, privacy concerns became particularly apparent in one family law court. A number of public figures and influential business leaders going through divorce had their privacy protected, even though it may not have been appropriate for the court to conceal their identities. Unless there is a compelling reason to keep a lid on the details of divorce, records from divorce court will become public information. Observers are saying that influential figures received special treatment.

It's understandable that some people want to move through their divorce without having to worry about public attention, yet it's important to keep the legal aspects of divorce consistent and fair. In order to maintain a better sense of privacy, Colorado couples can consider divorce mediation. Rather than going through proceedings on record in court, many issues can be settled in a cooperative fashion outside of court.

No two divorce cases are exactly alike. This is why it can be helpful to weigh all divorce options for divorce to determine what is best suited to the needs of each individual affected by a couple's decision to split.

Source: Chicago Tribune, "Divorce court weds power and privacy," Cynthia Dizikes and Todd Lighty, April 28, 2013

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