If you are like most people, your privacy is important. Unfortunately, maintaining your privacy during a divorce can be quite complicated, especially if you are a high-profile individual. This is why if you are currently seeking a divorce, you should continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Los Angeles divorce attorneys to learn more about protecting your privacy during a divorce.
Protecting Your Privacy During a Divorce
Fortunately, when it comes to protecting your privacy during a divorce, you have a lot of options on the table. Some of those options are as follows:
- Consider getting divorced out of the courtroom. When couples go through the litigation process and get divorced in a courtroom, the terms reached in their divorce will be incorporated into the public record. That being said, if you can agree on the terms of your divorce via alternative dispute resolution, such as collaborative divorce or mediation. Further, these types of divorces often allow spouses to save time, money, and headaches, making them fantastic alternatives to litigation.
- Consider not citing fault grounds when filing for divorce. California is a “no-fault” state, which means that when the time comes to cite grounds for divorce, you can either cite specific fault grounds, such as adultery, or you can choose to file a “no-fault” divorce. Doing so is most likely your best option, as fault grounds seldom impact the outcome of a divorce, and when you cite fault grounds, you are giving the general public insight into the reason behind your divorce.
- Consider putting temporary agreements in place. As you know, divorces often result in the division of property, child custody/support terms, alimony terms, and more. However, if you can agree to set certain temporary divorce terms, such as freezing marital assets until your divorce is resolved, it may allow you to avoid these assets becoming part of the permanent record.
- Consider drafting a prenuptial agreement. This is only an option if you are not already married, however, doing so can save you greatly in the long run. Prenuptial agreements allow soon-to-be spouses to predetermine what will happen to certain assets, should they ever get divorced in the future. This allows a divorce to be swift and, generally, low-profile. If you are already married, you may draft a postnuptial agreement that essentially serves the same purpose.
Contact our experienced Los Angeles firm
Divorce and family law issues are notoriously complicated and personal, which is why you must hire an attorney with years of experience, as well as the compassion and skill needed to handle these sensitive matters. For the qualified, dedicated legal representation you and your family deserve and need, contact Zitser Family Law Group, APC today.