Maintaining Privacy During a New York Divorce

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Nowadays, it is very hard to maintain privacy. Most parts of our lives, good and bad, are on social media or a topic of conversation amongst friends and family. If you are getting a divorce, you may want to avoid the questions and conversations. As a result, privacy may be very important during this difficult time. Read on to learn more about the best ways to protect your privacy during your divorce.

Explore alternative methods of divorce

One of the best ways to maintain your privacy is to get divorced outside of court. This is because divorces that take place through the court can become public record. An out-of-court divorce may help you maintain your privacy. Some popular out-of-court options include mediation, arbitration, and collaborative divorce.

Put temporary agreements in place 

When starting the divorce process, spouses can benefit from working with their attorneys to create temporary agreements. This can allow spouses to agree to certain terms before beginning the proceedings. Some common examples of these agreements include freezing marital assets until arrangements are finalized and establishing temporary custody arrangements. You may be able to create an agreement that helps ensure that your divorce cannot be discussed publicly. 

Utilize your prenuptial agreement

A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that declares how a couple’s assets should be divided in the event that their marriage comes to an end. Sometimes, the document can include privacy clauses, which prohibit either spouse from discussing the divorce in the future. If you are creating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, this can be an important clause to include. 

Consider the grounds upon which you file 

One of the first steps of a divorce is to cite grounds. Grounds refer to the legal reason the divorce is occurring. In New Jersey, you can cite fault grounds, or you can file for a no-fault divorce. Most couples opt for a no-fault divorce. One of the biggest reasons is the privacy it offers. For example, if you file on grounds of adultery, you may have to provide evidence of your spouse’s adultery to the court. Additionally, this gives your spouse the opportunity to refute your claims. This can lead to a long, messy, and public process.


If you need strong legal representation regarding matters of divorce, family law, and estate law, contact the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. to schedule a consultation today.


If you need strong legal representation regarding matters of divorce, family law, and estate law, contact the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. to schedule a consultation today.

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