When a couple chooses to divorce, especially when the divorce involves significant assets or standing in the community, keeping the matter private is both crucial and complicated. In general, family court documents are public records, meaning that whatever happens in the courtroom is available to anyone who wants to review those public records to find it.
Divorce is never simple, regardless of who the spouses are or what issues the divorce entails. However, for couples with significant assets, divorce is far more complicated. Not only do these spouses face the difficulty of the divorce itself, they must consider ways to keep their divorce a private matter. As anyone who's gone through this type of ordeal before can tell you, high-asset divorces are always at risk of turning into high-profile controversies.