Matters of divorce are often complicated and emotional. It is because of this that spouses involved tend to want to keep this moment in their life to themselves and not have it be public. This is especially so in situations of a high profile or high net worth divorce. During this time, there are steps spouses can take to ensure these matters can stay private. Continue reading to learn more and contact a New York divorce attorney for assistance dealing with these matters.
Use out of Court Methods
When spouses can work together to make decisions about the future of their marital issues, it can help the process to not only be faster, but quieter. This is because it can take place outside of the courtroom through alternative methods such as mediation, collaborative divorce, or arbitration. These allow spouses to work together to reach agreements that work for them.
Once this is accomplished, the divorce paperwork can be formally filed so that the settlement can be approved by the court. By doing this, spouses have the best chance at keeping their divorce private, as public records do not include privately agreed upon terms.
Put Temporary Agreements in Place
When beginning a divorce, spouses can benefit from working with their attorneys to create temporary agreements. This can allow them to protect both of their best interests by agreeing to certain terms before beginning the proceedings. Examples can include freezing marital assets until arrangements are finalized and establishing temporary custody arrangements. These matters also do not become public record as they are agreed upon outside of court.
Use Your Prenup
A prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) is a document that both spouses sign prior to getting married. It includes how the couple wishes to split their assets in the event that they divorce in the future. Spouses can benefit from having this, as it ensures the process is completed as quickly and quietly as possible. Sometimes, the document can even include privacy clauses that prohibit either spouse from discussing the divorce in the future.
Consider Grounds for Divorce When Filing
When the divorce process begins, they must cite grounds. This can include either fault or no-fault grounds. In citing grounds for their divorce, spouses may want to carefully consider their options because it can become a public record. Citing fault grounds for matters of abuse, abandonment, adultery, etc., may cause more trouble than citing no-fault grounds for irreconcilable differences.
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Matters of divorce and family law should be navigated with the guidance of an experienced attorney. 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.