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A Guide For Protecting Your Privacy During Divorce

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Meason & Morris Law discusses privacy issues while going through a divorce.

Going through a divorce can be a stressful and emotional time. On top of navigating the legal process, you might also be worried about your privacy. After all, divorce proceedings often involve sharing personal information, both financial and emotional.

Here at Meason & Morris Law in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, we understand your concerns. You need a divorce lawyer you can trust. This guide will explore some common areas where privacy can be a concern during a divorce and offer tips on how to protect yourself.

Financial Information: Keeping Your Numbers Private

Divorce often involves dividing marital assets and debts. This means financial records, bank statements, tax returns, and investment documentation will likely be reviewed by both parties and potentially the court. Here's what you can do:

  • Gather Documents Yourself: Start collecting copies of relevant financial documents like bank statements and credit card statements. This shows you're organized and helps the process move faster.

  • Separate Accounts: Consider separating joint bank accounts and opening new ones in your own name. This can help minimize confusion and simplify the financial division process.

  • Beware of Cash Transactions: During the divorce proceedings, large cash withdrawals or unexplained deposits might raise questions. If you need to make a large purchase, discuss it with your attorney beforehand.

Messages and Communication: Keeping Your Words Confidential

Text messages, emails, and even social media posts can be used as evidence in a divorce case. Here's how to be mindful of your digital footprint:

  • Think Before You Text: Remember, anything you send electronically can potentially be used in court. Avoid sending messages that could be construed as negative or inflammatory about your spouse or the situation.

  • Beware of Social Media: Take a step back from social media during your divorce. Avoid posting anything about the divorce itself, your feelings about your spouse, or details about your personal life.

  • Secure Your Accounts: Change the passwords on all your online accounts, including email, social media, and financial institutions. This helps ensure only you have access to your private information.

Medical Records and Personal History:

In some cases, medical records or mental health evaluations might be relevant to the divorce, especially if child custody or spousal support is being contested. However, you have some control over what's disclosed:

  • Know Your Rights: Speak to your attorney about what kind of medical records might be relevant and how to protect sensitive information.

  • Review Requests: You have the right to review any medical records requested by your spouse or the court. Your attorney can help you determine if the request is reasonable.

  • Confidentiality Agreements: In some cases, your attorney can negotiate a confidentiality agreement to protect specific medical or personal information from being shared publicly.

Protecting Your Privacy: Working with Your Divorce Attorney

The best way to navigate privacy concerns during a divorce is to work with an experienced attorney. Here at Meason & Morris Law, we understand the importance of protecting your privacy. Our team will:

  • Advise You on Disclosure: We'll advise you on what information needs to be disclosed during the divorce proceedings and what steps you can take to protect sensitive information.

  • Negotiate Confidentiality Agreements: Our lawyers can negotiate confidentiality agreements with your spouse's attorney to limit the information shared publicly.

  • Fight for Your Rights: If your spouse is attempting to use private information unfairly during the divorce, we'll fight to protect your rights and privacy.

Remember, You're Not Alone

Going through a divorce is never easy, but you don't have to handle everything alone. We understand that privacy is a major concern for many of our clients in Bartlesville. By working with an experienced legal team at Meason & Morris Law, you can navigate the complexities of divorce while protecting your privacy and financial security.

Taking the Next Step

If you're considering a divorce and have questions about protecting your privacy, contact Meason & Morris Law today for a confidential consultation. Our team will listen to your concerns and guide you through the legal process with compassion and understanding.

Remember, a divorce doesn't have to be a public spectacle. With the right legal team in your corner, you can protect your privacy and move on to the next chapter of your life.

Contact Meason & Morris Law by clicking here.


Meason & Morris Law is a legal firm led by seasoned attorneys Marty Meason and Chris Morris. We provide a professional experience for all our clients, helping them navigate their legal rights. We focus on Criminal Justice Law (felonies and misdemeanors), Divorce and Family Law, Expungement and Felony Law, Probate Law and also have Trial experience. We are currently accepting cases in Washington, Nowata, Osage and Rogers counties.

Meason & Morris Law

515 Delaware Ave

Bartlesville, OK 74003


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