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Alabama governor and wife ask for privacy as divorce goes forward

The last thing that divorcing couples in San Antonio want is to have the details of their marriages as well as their divorce proceedings to become public knowledge. Often, people are not their best selves when dealing with all of the emotions that lead to a divorce. Thus, they’d rather not have any arguments, fights, or other elements of their crumbling marriages come to light. Part of it may be because of embarrassment, but also part of it is no doubt to due to the possibility of their words or actions being used against them. Yet no matter how a hard a couple presses to have their privacy respected, it doesn’t always happen.

This is particularly true with couples in the public eye. Current Alabama governor Robert Bentley is experiencing this firsthand. After nearly eight months of separation, his wife officially filed for divorce last month. Now, as he faces year-end challenges related to his duties as governor, Bentley is also struggling to keep his marital issues out of the limelight. So far, however, he has continued to face criticism over his situation from his mostly conservative constituency, and concerns over details of his divorce proceedings leaking out to the media remain very real.

In situations such as this, information uncovered by the media can be potentially be used as evidence during divorce proceedings. While one can’t guarantee that no damaging information won’t end up going public, he or she can hope to control his or her response to it in order to not jeopardize his or her current position. Acquiring such a level control may only be possible by working with a family law attorney experienced in handling high-profile and/or high-asset cases.

Source: “Bentley divorce records sealed – Huntsville lawyer says that’s not a surprising move” Daniela Perallon, Sept. 02, 2015

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