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How Can I Protect My Privacy During a Divorce in New Jersey?

If you are going through a divorce and would like to maintain privacy throughout the process, you will need to consider a variety of options. Continue reading and reach out to our skilled New Jersey divorce attorneys today to learn more.

In what ways can I keep privacy throughout the divorce process in New Jersey?

There are a number of different ways that you can protect your privacy during your divorce. Below are some of the most important steps you can take to ensure that your divorce is kept between you and your spouse.

  • Prenuptial Agreement: If both couples sign a prenuptial agreement, their document will outline how they would like to divide their assets in the event of a divorce. However, it can also involve privacy clauses that prevent either spouse from speaking publicly about their divorce.
  • Out of Court Methods: In some cases, spouses who can make choices regarding their marital issues collectively outside of a courtroom may be able to reach a settlement instantly and silently. This can occur through alternative methods to dispute resolution. For example, using mediation, collaborative divorce, or arbitration. With these options, couples can mutually work on coming to agreements rather than divorcing through litigation. After the decisions have been agreed upon, proper divorce paperwork can be filed so that their settlement can be recognized by the court. This is one of the best ways a couple can receive privacy due to the fact that public records do not cover terms that were agreed upon privately.
  • Temporary Agreements: When spouses divorce, they can benefit from producing temporary agreements before with the aid of their attorneys. By doing this, both parties can protect their interests by consenting to live by certain terms throughout the proceedings. Examples can include freezing marital assets until final agreements are decided and establishing temporary custody arrangements. By doing this outside of the courtroom, they are not public records, which can protect a couple’s privacy.
  • Consider Grounds for Divorce: Once the divorce process begins, spouses cite the grounds for their divorce, such as fault or no-fault, a couple may want to consider these options carefully because the grounds for a divorce can become public knowledge. Even though the grounds do not impact the outcome of a divorce, it can impact public perception. For instance, citing fault grounds for adultery, abandonment, abuse, etc., may be more uncertain than citing no-fault grounds due to unresolvable disagreements.


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