Divorce is a very sensitive legal matter, which is why most divorcing spouses simply wish to do so privately. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to keep your divorce as low-key as possible, all while potentially saving time and money. Please continue reading and reach out to our Bristol County divorce attorneys to learn more about what you can do, and how our firm can help you do it.
- Recently, more and more spouses are choosing divorce mediation as an alternative to a standard litigated divorce. Not only is mediation more private, as you may reach a divorce settlement without ever stepping foot into a courtroom, but you also may save time, money, and the stress often associated with litigated divorces.
- Drafting prenuptial agreements often help partners save greatly in the long run. Before marriage, you can draft one of these documents with your future spouse, outlining which assets are yours in the event of a future divorce. That being said, if you are already married, you may draft a postnuptial agreement. These function essentially the same as prenuptial agreements, however, they are exclusively drafted after marriage.
- One of the most important things you can do to help ensure your privacy is keeping your divorce off social media. Do not post about your ex, and do not answer any posts he or she makes about you. Engaging in this sort of conduct will almost always come back to haunt you in the end, as it can, and most likely will, be used as evidence in court.
- Massachusetts is a no-fault state, and you should use this to your advantage. Of course, if your spouse committed an act of adultery, you understandably may wish to cite this as your reasoning for getting a divorce. However, this seldom influences the courts, and allows your spouse a chance to rebut your accusations. That is why in most cases, our firm will advise you to not cite fault grounds. Furthermore, fault grounds are a part of the public record, so choosing not to cite a specific reason may help protect your privacy as well.
For any additional questions regarding keeping your divorce private, please do not hesitate to give our experienced Massachusetts divorce attorney a call today. Our firm is here to help.
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