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How to Protect Your Privacy

Phone lock code. Smartphone protection with 2fa (two factor authentication). Smartphone protection and security with pin number. Encrypted data. Personal online privacy. Cyber hacker threat.While you will be sharing a great deal of information during the divorce process, it is important for you to take steps to protect your privacy. You will be required to produce financial documents, and you may also be required to provide copies of emails and text messages. Emails and texts between yourself and your attorney are protected due to privilege. However, the same is not true as to communication with others.

If you believe that your spouse has access to your computer, iPad or phone, you should take steps to protect your privacy. You may want to purchase a new iPad or computer that you use only when communicating with your counsel or your therapist. If you do that, assure that you are using a password that is difficult to break, such as a phrase.

It is natural to want to discuss the divorce process with friends and family, but that may be to your detriment if too much detail or strategy is shared.  This is a good reason to confide in a counselor or therapist to discuss the process and your feelings.


Cheryl Hepfer | 240.507.1752

Cheryl Hepfer is a highly-regarded attorney who has practiced family law for more than 40 years. She has been rated by her peers and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and as a top lawyer in the Washingtonian, Bethesda Magazine, and Super Lawyers. She is past president of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers.








professional headshot of principal attorney, Sandra | 240.507.1716

As a family law attorney, Sandra (Sandy) Brooks’ practice focuses on a wide range of aspects in regards to family law. She dedicates her time to assisting clients in domestic law matters including divorce, child custody and visitation, family mediation, spousal and child support, property division, and division of retirement benefits. Other matters that fall under her jurisdiction as a family law attorney include tax consequences of divorce, mediation, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, negotiating and drafting of separation agreements, domestic litigation, and post-judgment proceedings.