If you are a high-net individual who would like to maintain privacy in your divorce matters, follow along to discover how one of the seasoned high net worth divorce attorneys in New York City at Zimmet Law Group, P.C. can help make this possible.

What alternative methods of divorce can help with privacy?

To keep your discussions of settlement agreements as private as possible, you and your spouse should look into alternative methods of divorce. This is because, unlike litigation, these proceedings will not take place in a New York court and thus the settlement terms will not be documented in the public records. The types of alternative methods of divorce read as follows:

  • Mediation: this alternative divorce process involves a mediator as a neutral third party who assists you and your spouse in finding a settlement agreement that works for both of your best interests. Your mediator does not have to be an attorney.
  • Collaboration: this alternative divorce process involves attorneys that represent you and your spouse who use negotiation techniques to make settlements. You, your spouse, and your respective attorneys will sign an agreement before the collaboration that promises confidentiality and restricts the option of litigation.
  • Arbitration: this alternative divorce process involves an arbitrator who acts like a judge in court and who makes the final decision on all settlements.

What other methods can help with privacy?

Importantly, the alternative methods of divorce work best if you and your spouse are amicable and more or less on the same page on alimony, property division, child support, and child custody terms. If not, you can still maintain privacy with litigation in the following ways:

  • Make a temporary agreement: with the help of your respective attorneys, you and your spouse can protect your privacy by agreeing to abide by specific terms throughout the proceedings. This outside agreement will not be included in the public records.
  • Inspect your prenuptial agreement: if you and your spouse have one, go over this document, as it may include privacy clauses that limit you from speaking publicly about the divorce. There also may be clauses that can allow you to make outside agreements that will not be included in the public records.
  • Assess your grounds for divorce: your grounds can become public knowledge. For example, deciding to cite fault grounds for adultery may be worse for your public perception than no-fault grounds for irreconcilable differences.

For more advice on how to maintain privacy, do not hesitate in contacting one of the knowledgeable Manhattan divorce attorneys today.

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