Nowadays, few aspects of our lives are private. We often share news, good and bad, with friends and family via social media. Even when you do not share details of your life, news travels quickly via text. As a result, it can be difficult to maintain your privacy during a divorce
. However, there are a number of ways to help maintain your privacy. Read on to learn more.
Utilize out-of-court divorce methods
When you get divorced through the process of litigation, a New Jersey judge will determine the matters of your divorce. Issues that are decided in court can become a matter of public record. On the other hand, matters that are determined outside of the court can remain private. This is just one of the many reasons couples often choose out-of-court divorce methods. Some common methods include mediation, arbitration, and collaborative divorce.
Create temporary agreements
Spouses who are going into a divorce can benefit from working with their attorneys to create temporary agreements. This can allow them to protect both of their interests by agreeing to certain terms before they begin the proceedings. Examples of this can include freezing marital assets until final agreements are made and putting temporary custody arrangements into place. You may also be able to create a privacy agreement.
Carefully consider fault grounds
When a divorce begins, spouses must cite grounds for their divorce. Grounds refer to the legal reason the divorce is occurring. You may cite fault or no-fault grounds. Spouses who wish to keep their privacy should consider their options carefully, as the grounds you cite can impact the public perception of the divorce. For example, you may wish to avoid citing fault grounds for reasons of adultery, abandonment, abuse, etc., due to the fact that this can become a public record. Additionally, you may have to provide proof of these grounds. Instead, many couples choose to file on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, which simply means the marriage has broken down beyond repair.
If you have any questions or concerns about maintaining your privacy during your divorce, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to discuss your options with an experienced and dedicated New Jersey divorce attorney.
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