Advocating For Privacy In High-Profile Divorce

Even if much of what you do is under public scrutiny, you may not want your divorce to be everyone's business. Litigated divorces can get messy, and if your position in your personal or professional life depends on your reputation, you certainly want to avoid having intimate details of your marriage troubles manipulated by the media or accessible to the public.

At the Law Office of Stephen J. Bedor, we have assisted those in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties who wish to divorce quietly and with discretion. If confidentiality is important to you, let us help you explore the options that will allow you to achieve that goal.

Protecting Your Personal Life

Divorce trials are a matter of public record, so if you want to keep those proceedings confidential, you will have to request that the court seal the records. However, while a judge may agree to seal certain portions of the divorce that involve the well-being of children, for example, courts are not always generous about sealing records just to protect your privacy.

With the help of our skilled lawyer, you may be able to keep many of the sensitive matters out of the court system through negotiation. The more issues you can resolve with your partner, the less time you will have to spend with your divorce on the public record.

We Will Explore Every Alternative

One of the most effective ways to keep your divorce out of the public eye is to keep it out of the courtroom. Many couples accomplish this through alternative dispute resolution. Collaborative divorce and mediation allow you and your spouse to negotiate the terms of your divorce without losing control to the court system or the media.

If you choose one of these methods, it will be important to have an attorney who can represent you with skill and experience. We at the Law Office of Stephen J. Bedor are trained in mediation. It will be important to have an attorney who can represent you with skill and experience.

Additional Protection

Another element you may consider including in your divorce settlement is a confidentiality agreement. By signing this contract, you and your spouse agree to keep the details of your divorce private and include penalties for sharing those details with anyone not privy to the confidential proceedings. Our attorney can help you draft such an agreement to include in your divorce papers.

Contact Us For Discreet And Effective Counsel

A divorce is difficult enough without worrying about how it may negatively affect other areas of your life. Call 503-212-4878 or use our confidential online form to contact us for an initial consultation. We have offered impeccable discretion for high-profile individuals in Lake Oswego and the surrounding communities for over 30 years.