Atlanta Confidentiality Agreement Lawyers
Atlanta residents may require a confidentiality agreement to help protect sensitive legal, business, trade secret, or other information that benefits from being kept private and undisclosed to outside parties. Confidentiality agreements also set forth consequences, if the confidentiality agreement is violated. Sometimes, when finalizing a divorce in Georgia, a confidentiality agreement may be appropriate for the involved parties, so sensitive family information is not made public.
A confidentiality agreement is an integral part of the Georgia collaborative divorce or divorce mediation process. Both spouses are expected to sign a confidentiality agreement if they are going through a collaborative divorce or divorce mediation and are expected to follow the terms during the negotiation sessions. In Georgia, mediators are prohibited from sharing any of the information from the mediation sessions. A confidentiality agreement will ensure that none of the parties involved will use the information against each other, by legally prohibiting the parties from sharing the information outside of the negotiation or mediation.
Information Protection through a Divorce Confidentiality Agreement
If a couple is going through a high-profile divorce or a divorce involving sensitive information, a confidentiality agreement is invaluable to the involved parties. Sensitive information, such as business investments and personal issues involving marital misbehavior, can be protected by a confidentiality agreement. However, if a spouse files for a fault-based divorce in Georgia, the grounds stated for fault will not be kept confidential by a confidentiality agreement, as the fault becomes part of the public court record. The court may be able to work with you to protect this sensitive information in other ways, and an experienced attorney from Bushnell & Drye, LLC, will be able to work with you and the court to make sure your sensitive information is protected through a confidentiality agreement or other avenues.
A confidentiality agreement may also be required to help protect information gathered or agreements created before the marriage occurs or after the divorce is finalized. This means that if the spouses have a prenuptial agreement, they may need a confidentiality agreement to protect the information contained in it and any information contained in the divorce decree. These agreements can also protect any negotiations, discussions, or evidence that flows through the divorce process, pre-nuptial agreements, and post-nuptial agreement.
Finally, a confidentiality agreement can be used to protect information given to other professionals, other than your attorney, during the collaborative divorce or divorce mediation process. Georgia understands that confidentiality in your divorce is important, especially between you and your attorney. However, be aware that the court does not always recognize the need for confidentiality between you and other expert advisors, such as a counselor, financial planner, or insurance broker. The confidentiality agreement will ensure that your information is protected throughout the divorce process, no matter what kind of professional you consult with.
Keeping Your Information Confidential
You have a right to keep your information confidential throughout a divorce and the attorneys at Bushnell & Drye, LLC, will work with you to defend that right. Our attorneys will help you protect any information contained in a business valuation, pre-nuptial agreement, post-nuptial agreement, or any other sensitive information through a confidentiality agreement. Contact us today for an initial consultation about your legal situation and how our experienced Georgia divorce lawyers can assist you.