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How to Protect Your Privacy During Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, it is most likely important to you to keep the intimate details of your life private. Going through a divorce does not mean that the public should have access to the confidential details of the end of your marriage. Continue reading to discover the best route for you to take to avoid your privacy being invaded. Contact an experienced New Jersey divorce attorney today to keep your divorce settlement quick and quiet.

Protect Your Privacy During Divorce By Using Out of Court Methods

Using out-of-court methods when settling the details of your divorce is a great way to keep matters private. If it is possible to settle your divorce through an alternative divorce method outside of court, this would be a very quick and quiet way to work out your marital issues. Reaching a settlement out of court through mediation, collaborative divorce, or arbitration are methods used to guide spouses through reaching an amicable decision. Once these decisions have been made, you will go through the formal process of filing the divorce paperwork. All privately agreed-upon terms made in your out-of-court divorce method will not be public records.

Put Temporary Agreements in Place

Before you begin the divorce process, it is important to understand that you and your spouse can put into place temporary agreements until a final decision can be made. Some of these agreements might include freezing access to marital assets or temporary custody arrangements. This process is utilized to protect both parties involved and will not force a divorce process to begin too quickly if you are not ready. All of these temporary agreements will take place outside of the courtroom, meaning they will not become public records and you can keep the details of your divorce private.

Use Your Prenuptial Agreement 

It is possible to use your prenuptial agreement to ensure that neither party will speak out regarding the details of your marriage or divorce. A prenup can also lay out how the couple will settle their divorce. The details of your prenup are not public and will allow you to settle your divorce privately.

Consider Grounds for Divorce When Filing

When considering your privacy while filing for divorce, it is important to understand that the grounds for divorce you and your spouse cite will be a public court record. This means that if you cite fault grounds for reasons such as abuse, adultery, abandonment, or habits of intoxication, this will be made public. To avoid this and to keep your matters private, you have the option to cite no-fault grounds and claim the divorce was caused simply by irreconcilable differences.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you require strong legal representation for matters related to divorce or family law, Haber Silver Russoniello & Dunn is here to help. We proudly represent clients in Morris County and throughout the state of New Jersey. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.

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