Divorce is a stressful process. It is also very personal and emotional. As a result, many couples wish to keep the details of their divorce as private as possible. You will have to determine important factors like child custody, child support, alimony, the division of assets, and so on. In some cases, these decisions can become public record. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to keep your divorce more private. Read on to learn more about protecting your privacy during a New Jersey divorce.
Settle Your Divorce Out of Court
One of the best ways to go through a private divorce is settling your issues outside of the court. This can be done through processes like mediation, arbitration, a collaborative divorce, and so on. This will allow you to settle your matters more privately. Public records do not include terms that were agreed upon privately, so this is a good way to keep the specifics of your divorce under wraps.
Utilize Your Prenuptial Agreement
Many couples choose to create a prenuptial agreement before their marriage occurs. A prenup is a document that declares how a couple’s assets will be divided in the event that their marriage ends due to separation, divorce, or death. Creating a valid prenuptial agreement can often mean avoiding litigation in the event that the couple gets divorced. In addition to this, prenups can include privacy clauses that ensure neither spouse speaks publicly about their divorce.
Consider Grounds for Divorce When Filing
When you make the decision to get divorced, you will have to cite the grounds for the divorce. You can file for a fault or no-fault divorce. It is important to know that the grounds for a divorce can become public record. Therefore, you should consider your options carefully. For example, it may be more beneficial to file on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences,” rather than adultery. This will allow you to keep the reason for your divorce more private.
In order to determine the best way to keep your divorce private, you should speak with an experienced attorney. An attorney will help you figure out what works best for you and your individual situation. Reach out to our firm today to discuss your options.
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