How to Maintain Privacy During a New York Divorce

How to Maintain Privacy During a New York Divorce

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A divorce is an incredibly difficult time in one’s life. As a result, you likely want to go through this process with only your closest friends and family. Many people worry about maintaining their privacy during their divorce. Luckily, there are a number of different solutions. Read on to learn more about the best ways to maintain your privacy during a New York divorce.

Prenuptial Agreements

One of the best ways to keep your divorce private is by utilizing a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement, commonly referred to as a “prenup,” is a document that states how a couple’s assets will be divided in the event that their marriage comes to an end. This can help maintain your privacy because a prenup often allows a couple to avoid a lengthy litigation process, as many matters of their divorce will already have been settled in the agreement. Additionally, some couples even include a privacy clause in their prenup, stating that neither party may publicly discuss the marriage or divorce.

Consider the Grounds

One of the first decisions you will have to make when filing for divorce is the grounds on which you will file. Grounds refers to the legal reason that your divorce is occurring. In New York, you can file on fault or no-fault grounds. Before making a decision, you should consider your options carefully. This is because grounds can be public record. As a result, it may be more beneficial to file for a no-fault divorce, as this will likely provide you with more privacy.

Settle Your Divorce Outside of the Court

Methods like mediation, arbitration, or collaborative divorce often afford more privacy than a divorce that takes place through a New York court. This is because matters that are agreed upon outside of the court do not become public record. In order to determine which method works best for your situation, you should contact an experienced divorce attorney to discuss your options.

If you have any questions regarding maintaining your privacy during your New York divorce, contact our firm today. We are here to advocate for you and walk you through the process each step of the way.

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