If you are getting a divorce, there is a good chance that you want to keep your divorce as private as possible. Read on to learn more about the best ways to maintain your privacy during a New Jersey divorce.
1. Consider the Grounds on Which you File
When you decide to get a divorce, you will have to determine the grounds on which to file. Grounds refers to the legal reason your divorce is occurring. In New Jersey, you can either cite fault or no-fault grounds. Filing for a no-fault divorce means you can file on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. This simply means that your marriage no longer works and is beyond repair. Most couples choose to file on these grounds because they cannot be contested. Additionally, fault grounds can require proof. For example, if you file on the grounds of adultery, you may have to provide proof that this adultery occurred. Filing on no-fault grounds avoids this. Lastly, grounds can become public record, and irreconcilable differences is a lot vaguer than citing a specific reason for your divorce.
2. Settle Your Divorce Outside of the Court
There are a number of ways to settle your divorce, but the most private ways occur outside of the courtroom. You may utilize the process of mediation, arbitration, or a collaborative divorce, among others. It is important to know that matters that are settled outside of the court will not become public record. You should speak with an attorney to determine the best course of action for you and your family.
3. Utilize your Prenuptial Agreement
A prenuptial agreement is a document that declares how a couple’s assets will be divided in the event that their marriage comes to an end. This document can be beneficial in situations where couples want to keep their divorce private, as it describes exactly how the couple can settle their divorce as quickly and quietly as possible. Sometimes, prenuptial agreements can even include privacy causes, making sure neither spouse speaks about their marriage and divorce.
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