Common Divorce Concerns | Keeping Your Divorce Private and Saving Money While Doing So
When couples get divorced, they often have two primary concerns: keeping their divorce private and saving as much money as possible. That is why below, our experienced Chatham divorce attorneys have compiled a short list of tips and ideas for keeping your divorce private and saving money in the process.
- Mediation can save money and help you keep your divorce private. For many couples in today’s day and age, mediation is far preferred over litigation. When divorces enter litigation, they often entail months-long proceedings, wherein attorney fees pile up and the outcome of the divorce is decided by a judge, oftentimes leaving both parties ultimately dissatisfied by the outcome. Mediation helps couples compromise and reach a middle ground on their own, thereby producing an end result that saves money, is more private, and helps both parties accept its outcome and move on with their lives.
- You do not have to cite fault grounds in New Jersey. When someone cites fault grounds in a divorce, such as desertion, this becomes part of the public record, which, rather obviously, is not the best option if you wish to retain your privacy. That is why our firm generally advises clients to file no-fault divorces. Citing fault grounds rarely impacts the outcome of your divorce in one party’s favor, and what’s more, citing fault grounds gives your spouse a chance to respond to the accusations, often prolonging the process, costing you more time, effort, and money.
- Consider drafting a prenuptial agreement. When a couple drafts a prenuptial agreement before marriage, they can clearly define how their assets will be distributed in the event of a future divorce. If you are already married, you may not still draft a prenuptial agreement, though you may draft a postnuptial agreement, which serves the same essential purpose.
- Do not post about your divorce or your former spouse on social media. Many people use social media to “vent.” Oftentimes, this is fine, however, when it comes to your divorce, if you wish to keep it private, do not post about it on social media. The reason for refraining to post on social media also goes far beyond simply keeping your privacy–in fact, anything you post on social media can, and most likely will, be used as evidence in court. That is why you should always refrain from posting anything you wouldn’t want a judge or courtroom to see.
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If you are considering a divorce and need an attorney who can effectively represent you through every step you can count on Lazor Rantas, PC. We proudly serve clients throughout New Jersey as they navigate divorce and family law matters. To discuss your case with an experienced legal team, contact Lazor Rantas, PC today.