If you are like most people, you care about your privacy, and do not want the whole world to know about your personal affairs. Divorce is among the most intimate legal matters, and it’s no one’s business why you are getting divorced or what conflicts arise during your divorce process. For this reason, our New Jersey family law attorneys have composed this short article to discuss how to keep your divorce as private as possible. Continue reading and speak with us to learn more.
Protecting Your Privacy Through the Divorce Process
Below is a bulleted list detailing some of the most important things you can do to protect your privacy during the divorce process:
- Stay away from social media. Many people use social media to voice their opinions and speak about what’s important to them. While you are entitled to do so, staying away from social media during your divorce (and especially refraining from posting about your spouse, your divorce, or any new romantic partners you may have) is critical when it comes to preserving your privacy. Further, anything you post on social media may be used against you in a courtroom setting, which is why staying off social media altogether is the smartest thing you can do.
- Consider mediation over litigation. When a couple enters litigation, oftentimes, the terms of their divorce become part of the public record. However, if you can resolve your divorce outside of the courtroom setting, such as through mediation, you can better maintain your privacy. Mediation also frequently saves couples time, money, and stress.
- If your divorce is litigated, consider filing a no-fault divorce. In New Jersey, couples have the option of filing a no-fault divorce or a divorce based on fault grounds. However, when you cite fault grounds (aside from this seldom impacting the outcome) your reasoning for wanting a divorce (adultery, substance abuse issues, cruelty, etc.) will become part of the public record.
- If you are not yet married, draft a prenuptial agreement. Drafting a prenuptial agreement before marriage can be a great way to ensure that should a divorce occur in the future, it happens quickly and cleanly, thereby minimizing the exposure your divorce gets to the public.
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