When it comes to a divorce, many people wish to keep the process as private as possible. A divorce is a stressful and difficult time, and it makes sense to want to go through it with those closest to you. Read on to learn more about the best ways to keep your divorce more private.
Consider the Grounds
When filing for divorce, you will have to cite grounds. Grounds refer to the reason for your divorce. In New Jersey, you can cite “fault grounds” or “no-fault grounds.” Fault grounds may include adultery, incarceration, and so on. Citing no-fault grounds allows you to cite “irreconcilable differences.” This means that the marriage no longer works and is beyond repair. It does not place blame on either party or give away any details of the divorce. It is important to know that fault grounds can become public record, so if you would like to keep the details of your divorce vague, it may be better to cite no-fault grounds.
Settle Your Divorce Outside of the Court
The best way to settle your divorce privately is to settle it out of court. Luckily, there are a number of ways to do so:
Mediation involves a neutral third party helping a couple work through the matters of their divorce. Once an agreement is reached, the third party can draft an agreement for them to sign. After this, the document is presented to the court for review. If the court agrees with the decisions, the couple may be granted a Judgement of Divorce. Notably, public records do not include terms that were agreed upon privately, so this may be one of your best options.
A collaborative divorce is different from mediation because while it also occurs outside of court, each party will have their own attorney. The couple and their attorneys will all work together to find an arrangement that works.
Another option for divorce outside of court is arbitration. This also involves a third party. However, this third party acts as a judge instead of a mediator during the process. This individual makes all the final decisions regarding the marital issues at hand.
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