BROOKLYN, New York. How do celebrities manage to keep their divorces private? While the press often wants to learn all the details, in most celebrity divorces, the most information the public gets is a statement released by each party (or both parties together). If you’re getting divorced in Brooklyn, New York, you might not need to worry about tabloids, but you may still want to keep details about your divorce private. How can you do this?
According to Business Insider, one of the ways that celebrities keep the details of their divorces private is by going through private arbitration to reach a settlement. While the divorce itself will still be on the public record, arbitration can keep some of the details under wraps. Many gory private details can come out during a divorce, especially if a couple has disagreements about child custody or dividing property. Started dating before your divorce was finalized? That might raise an issue when dividing property. Cheated on your spouse with the housekeeper? That will end up on the record, too, if it raises an issue about division of property and child custody. Don’t like certain personal habits of your ex and want to make sure these habits aren’t passed on to your children? In a public divorce, all of this can end up on the record.
Another way to prevent the worst from ending up on the public record is to reach a divorce settlement outside of court. By agreeing to the terms of your divorce in private with the assistance of your lawyers through mediation, you can hash out the worst of your disagreements outside of the public eye.
According to the Chicago Tribune, cheating is one of the main reason why couples might choose to keep their divorce settlements private. Once infidelity has been exposed, a spouse might learn about secret bank accounts, secret vacations, secret gifts, and hotel room stays. If money for these expenses came out of your communal property, the infidelity can be an issue during the divorce settlement. Not only can these revelations be devastating, it is likely many people won’t want them on the public record because of the damage they can do to their reputations.
If your spouse cheated, sometimes privacy over the infidelity can be a bargaining chip your divorce lawyer can use to help you get the best settlement possible. You can always say, “let’s settle this outside of court. You give me custody, half the assets, and several years of alimony, and we can sign a nondisclosure agreement.” It doesn’t always work, but sometimes a spouse who is eager to start a new life with a new partner might be willing to give up more to move forward more quickly and privately.
A qualified divorce lawyer like the Elliot Green Law Offices in Brooklyn, New York can do more than help you reach a fair settlement and assist you with the filing process, our firm can also hire an investigator to see if your ex is harboring any secrets. Sometimes things like cheating and infidelity can lead to better divorce settlements, though they can be devastating to learn about. If you have aspects of your divorce that you’d prefer to keep private or have concerns that your ex may be harboring secrets (or secret assets), consider speaking to the Elliot Green Law Offices today.
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