If you are going through a divorce, you may be looking for the most private option. Read on to learn more about the best ways to maintain your privacy during a New Jersey divorce and some of the most common questions asked about the subject.
Should I File for a Fault or No-Fault Divorce?
One of the first decisions you will have to make about your divorce is how you want to file. You can either file on fault or no-fault grounds. The fault grounds available to you in New Jersey are as follows:
- Extreme cruelty
- Deviant sexual conduct
- Institutionalization for mental illness
Generally, most New Jersey couples file on no-fault grounds, citing irreconcilable differences. This simply means that the marriage no longer works and is beyond repair. No-fault grounds are usually more private because they do not require proof of misconduct. Additionally, grounds can become public record, so it is important to consider your options carefully.
What Divorce Process Should I Use?
There are a number of different ways you can work through the matters of your divorce. The best way to keep your divorce private is to resolve it outside of the court. You may want to go through the process of mediation, arbitration, collaborative divorce, etc. Matters that are agreed upon outside of the court will not become public record. Every couple is different, so you should speak with an experienced attorney to determine the best option for you.
How Can a Prenuptial Agreement Help Me?
A prenuptial agreement can help a lot when it comes to maintaining your privacy. This is because it generally allows couples to avoid lengthy litigation processes and helps ensure that your divorce is resolved quickly and quietly. Additionally, some prenuptial agreements even contain privacy clauses, ensuring that neither spouse discusses the divorce publicly.
If you are getting divorced, you will need the right legal representation on your side. Our firm is here to walk you through the process each step of the way. Reach out today to speak with a skilled and dedicated New Jersey divorce attorney.
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