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The Best Ways to Maintain Your Privacy During a New Jersey Divorce

If you are getting divorced, you may be worried about your privacy. After all, a divorce is generally a very private and personal matter. Luckily, there are a number of ways to maintain your privacy during a New Jersey divorce. Read on to learn more.

Consider Grounds for Divorce When Filing

One of the first steps when it comes to filing for divorce is to determine fault grounds. A couple that wants to keep their divorce private may want to consider these options carefully, as the grounds for a divorce can become public knowledge. So, citing fault grounds for adultery, abandonment, abuse, etc., may expose more information about your divorce than simply filing on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. It is important to note that for the most part, citing fault grounds will not be beneficial to the divorce process. You should speak with an experienced attorney before making a decision. 

Use out of Court Methods

Spouses who can make decisions regarding their marital issues together outside of a courtroom can begin to reach a settlement quickly and quietly. This can be accomplished with alternative methods such as mediation, collaborative divorce, or arbitration.

Mediation- This involves a neutral third party helping the couple work through the matters of their divorce. Once the couple has come to an agreement, the mediator can draft it and present it to the court. 

Arbitration- Arbitration is similar to mediation. It also involves a third party, but this individual acts more like a judge than a mediator. He or she can make decisions on the couple’s behalf.

Collaborative Divorce- A collaborative divorce involves a couple and each of their attorneys all working together to form an agreement that works best for the couple.

Reach out to a divorce attorney to discuss your options and which process may be best for you.

Use Your Prenuptial Agreement

Before spouses get married, many choose to sign a prenuptial agreement. This is an agreement that determines how a couple’s assets will be shared in the event that their marriage comes to an end. Creating a prenuptial agreement can be beneficial for a number of reasons. For example, it can speed along the process, as many matters of your divorce will already have been resolved in the prenup. Additionally, some prenups include privacy clauses that ensure neither spouse speaks publicly about their divorce.

If you are getting divorced, you will need a skilled and dedicated attorney on your side. Contact our firm today.


If you need an experienced legal team to guide you through your divorce, contact Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark L.L.C today.