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Cancel Culture Increases the Necessity of Discretion in High Profile Divorces

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Divorces are always complicated. They become even more so when you have acquired and maintained significant assets and/or established businesses during the course of your marriage. Image protection is the key to your future. Further, when television and movie stars divorce, they choose to keep certain aspects of their separation private. For example, details of child support and custody. You don't have to be a well-known star to have the same options they do when it comes to your privacy in legal matters. You just need the right support to avoid cancel culture.

High-Profile Divorces and Cancel Culture

Each divorce is different and should be treated as so. High net worth divorces will play out in public. Your assets are as unique as your relationship was and the details of your separation can make or break your businesses and/or public life.

The current trend of cancel culture is currently dominating our media. Cancel culture refers to the tendency the public has to band together to kick someone out of the public sphere for something that they have done or in response to a cause they have supported. 

Any public mention of adultery, battery, dishonesty, and lying that may have occurred within your marriage will not only negatively affect your children's or your former spouse's reputations, but can also be detrimental to your career and the success of your business. For example, a business may back out of a contract after reading about accusations of adultery.  

Cancellation causes fear for someone with a high-profile business. Indeed, you need to regain control over your reputation to ensure your further success.

Avoid Cancel Culture

Unfortunately, we are all judged and tried by our communities for the things that we do, whether we are guilty or innocent of any accusations. We have all done things that we regret, but our entire livelihoods should not be canceled for a single mistake. Our personal lives are personal

An aggressive and knowledgeable family attorney with an eye for discretion can help you keep your most personal information secure. Alleviate your anxiety and dampen your apprehension with the best protection available.

Conclusion

Contact our family attorneys at Jamra & Jamra L.L.P. for discretion and effective representation in Beverly Hills. Our tailored approach keeps you out of the spotlight and helps you avoid the cancel culture. Give us a call at 310-278-9001 to schedule an initial brainstorming session concerning your case.

What To Do If You've Been Served Divorce Papers

Friday, January 22, 2021

Regardless of whether you expect them, receiving divorce papers is always a deeply emotional experience. On top of that emotional intensity, the legal path forward may be daunting or unclear. Here are some tips for the process, along with ways that the right attorney can help you navigate that path during this tough time.

Read the Papers Thoroughly

These papers often include important information regarding your divorce, such as temporary custody details and court dates, so be sure ‌you read and understand the papers in full. The papers will also include the date by which you must serve your answer to the divorce petition; if you miss this deadline, you may lose your chance to have a say in the divorce settlement. Reach out to our attorneys if you need any additional help or have questions about the information in your papers.

Serve Your Answer

Your answer must be served legally in order to be legitimate. To do this, you must speak to the clerk at your court and ask to use the Sheriff's office to serve your papers. A divorce lawyer can help you compose this answer, and can help in waiving the filing fee as well.

Reach Out to Counsel

If you have not already reached out to an attorney, this is the point where you should reach out to discuss next steps. A divorce attorney can guide you through reconciliation or going to court in the coming divorce proceedings.

Reach Settlement

Together with your attorney, you will negotiate the terms of your divorce with the other party. These terms will include issues such as custody, child support, and division of assets. It is more than likely that your divorce case will settle before your court date—according to a CBS report, only five percent of divorce cases in the US progress to trial. If your divorce case does go to trial, the right divorce lawyer will handle the entire process with you, maintaining your best interests in mind and winning you the outcome you need.

Take a Breath

Divorce is always a draining experience—financially, emotionally and mentally. Take care of yourself throughout the process by reaching out to your support group, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and engaging in the things you enjoy the most.

Need More Support?

Reach out to one of the many experienced attorneys at Jamra and Jamra, LLP for professional guidance throughout your divorce process.

Are Divorce Record Public or Private?

Monday, March 16, 2020

When you do anything in the legal system, you hope that the results will remain private. Unfortunately, they will likely be put on public record. This can be for public safety in terms of criminal records, but what about innocuous legal action like divorce? Are those records public or private?

Divorce Records

When you file for divorce in California and it concludes, those records will be filed with the state. By default, these records will be filed as public. What this means is that anyone interested in the case can obtain a copy of your divorce decree for whatever reason. However, only authorized copies are made to those mentioned in the decree. Any other copies are purely informational and typically used to establish some sort of identification.

Sealing the Records

If the public nature of your divorce decree makes you uncomfortable, you can pursue to process of having it sealed. The bad news is that it can be very difficult to get a divorce decree sealed. It will require a court order in which you need to persuade the court that you have valid reasons for sealing the record. Even if your ex-spouse agrees, you need to be able to justify your need for privacy.

Learn More About Sealing Divorce Records

In these cases, the reasons need not be particularly specific, but it can be difficult to find a valid reason that the court will accept. If you value privacy, you will want to work with your lawyer to document valid reasons to seal your divorce decree that the courts will accept.

If you are working towards divorce and want to make the best out of the process, contact us today. The Law Office of Jamra & Jamra can help you get the best possible results so you can close this chapter of your life as smoothly as possible.