How Can I Maintain my Privacy During a New York Divorce?

How Can I Maintain my Privacy During a New York Divorce?

Divorce is a difficult and stressful process. As a result, many couples wish to resolve their divorce as quickly and quietly as possible. There are a number of different ways to maintain your privacy during a New York divorce. Read on to learn more.

Consider Grounds for Divorce When Filing

When filing for divorce, you must cite grounds. Grounds refers to the legal reason your divorce is occurring. In New York, you can cite fault or no-fault grounds. Before making a decision, you should consider your options carefully, as divorce grounds can be a matter of public record. Therefore, citing fault grounds for abuse, adultery, desertion, abandonment, etc., may be more troublesome than simply citing no-fault grounds due to irreconcilable differences.

Use Alternative Divorce Methods

There are a number of different ways to get divorced. The process of litigation occurs in the court and involves a judge making important decisions regarding the matters of your divorce. If you wish to keep your divorce private, you should consider settling it outside of the court. This can be done through the process of mediation, arbitration, or collaborative divorce.

Mediation involves a neutral third party helping a couple work through the matters of their divorce. Arbitration is similar to mediation in that it occurs outside of the court and involves a neutral third party, but in this case, the third party acts as a judge and makes decisions on behalf of the couple. Collaborative divorce involves a couple each working with an attorney and all parties coming together to find creative solutions to settle the couple’s divorce. These options give spouses the best chance at maintaining their privacy, as public records do not include privately agreed-upon terms.

Utilize a Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement is a document that outlines how a couple wishes to divide their assets if they go through a divorce in the future. When facing these situations, this document can benefit both parties in terms of privacy, because it can allow the process to be completed as quickly and quietly as possible. In addition to this, the document can sometimes include privacy clauses to be sure neither spouse talks about the divorce publicly. 

Reach out to an experienced attorney to discuss your options.

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