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Often, couples wish to keep their divorces as private as possible. This is understandable, and luckily, there are a number of ways to make that happen. One of the best ways to maintain your privacy during your divorce is to settle your divorce outside of court. This is usually done through methods like collaborative divorce, mediated divorce, and arbitration. These methods are more private because terms that were agreed upon privately will not become public record. Read on to learn more about which method may be best for you.

Fault Grounds 

One of the first things to determine is the grounds for your divorce. Grounds refers to the reason your divorce is occurring. You can cite “fault grounds,” or “no-fault grounds.” It is important to note that grounds for divorce can become public record, so your best option when it comes to maintaining privacy may be to cite no-fault grounds.

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce takes place outside of a court and involves each member of a couple working with their own attorney. All four parties will work together to come to an agreement that works best for the couple.

Mediated Divorce

Many couples choose to go through the process of mediation. This involves a neutral third-party working with the couple to resolve the matters of their divorce. After the couple agrees upon the terms of their divorce, the third party can draft up an agreement and show it to the court. Once the court approves, their divorce will be finalized.


The process of arbitration is similar to mediation in that it also involves a third party. However, instead of acting as a mediator, a divorce arbitrator serves as a judge. This individual is given the right to make decisions for the couple regarding the outcome of their marital issues.

Which Option is Best?

Every couple is different and every divorce is different. As a result, no one process is better than the other. Instead, it is important to determine what works best for you and your spouse. To do so, reach out to an experienced divorce attorney who can help you determine the best course of action.

If you are getting divorced in New York, you will need a dedicated attorney on your side. Contact our firm today. We are here to advocate for you and walk you through the process every step of the way.

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