Protecting the Privacy of Your Divorce in New York

Going through a divorce is a complicated matter, which is why spouses usually want to keep this significant time in their life private. This tends to be the case if it is a high profile or a high net worth divorce. When handling these situations, it is important for spouses to know that there are steps that can be taken to ensure the process is protected and stays intimate. Continue reading to learn more and retain the services of a New York divorce attorney for help dealing with these matters.

Use out of Court Methods

When spouses are able to make decisions regarding the future of their marital issues together, they can do so outside the courtroom in a manner that is quicker and quieter than going through litigation. This can be done with alternative methods such as mediation, collaborative divorce, or arbitration. With these methods, couples can work together outside of the court to reach agreements. Once this is accomplished, formal divorce paperwork can be filed so the settlement can be approved by the court. This allows spouses the best chance at privacy in their case due to the fact terms that were agreed upon privately do not become public record.

Put Temporary Agreements in Place

Spouses going through a divorce can benefit from creating temporary agreements before the process begins. This can be done with the help of their attorneys. Doing so lets parties protect their best interests by agreeing to follow specific terms throughout the proceedings. Examples can include freezing marital assets until final agreements are decided or establishing temporary custody arrangements.

Use Your Prenup

Before getting married, spouses can sign a prenuptial agreement, also known as a prenup. This is a document that details how they would want to divide their assets in the event that they divorce in the future. This can benefit spouses as they do not have to spend time hashing out the details. Instead, the process can be completed faster. In addition to this, prenups can sometimes include privacy clauses to make sure neither spouse speaks about their divorce.

Consider Grounds for Divorce When Filing

When a divorce begins, spouses must cite grounds for the divorce. This can be fault or no-fault grounds. If a couple wants to keep the details of their divorce private, they may want to carefully consider which grounds they want to cite. This is because they can become public record. Spouses may wish to cite no-fault grounds for irreconcilable differences to avoid conflict rather than cite fault grounds for the public to see there was an issue of abuse, abandonment, adultery, etc. 

Contact our Firm

Peter V. Mandi, Esq. is an experienced divorce and family law attorney located in Bohemia, New York. Our firm understands the impact a divorce can have on your life. If you require strong and dedicated legal representation in Long Island, New York, please do not hesitate to contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. today.