Can I disclose personal information on my soon to be ex-husband?

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Can I disclose personal information on my soon to be ex-husband?

Before I had sex with my soon to be husband, I told him that I had genital herpes. He made the choice to have sex with me. We got married and he ended up contracting the virus. We are now going through divorce. I recently found out he is sleeping with a friend of ours. Can I tell that friend that he has herpes?

Asked on February 12, 2019 under Family Law, Illinois

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

As long as you don't have some agreement or court order to not disclose this information you may. Truthful information about someone may always be discussed with or disclosed to other people, even if it is about a soon-to-be-ex-spouse or some other person with whom you had a close relationship, or someone you are (or will be) engaged in a court matter with or against.


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