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High Profile & Celebrity Divorces

 

Privacy in High Profile Divorces

Many wealthy people amassed their fortune via high-profile professions. If you are a great athlete, artist, performer, entrepreneur, politician, or a highly successful professional, you undoubtedly have similar worries about divorce. We understand your need to safeguard your assets and revenue stream as well as your privacy. Likewise, we recognize that a poorly-executed divorce may ruin your image and expose your whole family to unwanted public attention if you don't prepare ahead of time. Your personal image, brand, and reputation can’t be tarnished, which is why we focus extensively on helping you keep your divorce as private and discrete as possible. The attorneys at Simon Law Group have over a decade of experience working with high-profile and extremely high net worth individuals during their divorce process. We also have immense experience handling high net-worth divorces for our clients.


Avoiding the Courts where possible…

There are methods to almost entirely avoid court appearances during your divorce. By agreeing on the terms and conditions of your divorce upfront, the public may not learn about your assets, finances, or even the divorce itself.
You and your spouse may sign a Property or Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA or PSA) if you can settle all of your problems via attorney-assisted negotiation. The Agreement would include all of your agreements to settle your lawsuit. Couples sign and submit an MSA/PSA with the court. This Agreement would include everything from child custody and support to property division and other financial considerations. Ordinarily, one party writes the Agreement and the other examines it before signing it and ultimately filing it in court.


If you think you and your spouse can manage this with the help of a qualified attorney, you can adequately ensure an uncontested divorce. If not, you might also consider Mediation or Arbitration. Mediation is voluntary and non-binding, whereas Arbitration is akin to a “private” court in which the final decisions are in fact binding on you and your spouse.

 


Other Options


Reverse-Nuptials

Even if your spouse refuses to utilize less confrontational tactics, there are still ways to protect your privacy in divorce. For example, a post-nuptial agreement may handle divorce secrecy. A post-Nup may help prevent your spouse from exposing your divorce on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok, or speaking to News outlets and taking public interviews or adding commentary to outlets. Post-nuptial agreements are made during marriage and outline the parties' expectations. Violations may result in monetary penalties. A divorce agreement to limit social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites may safeguard your privacy.


Financial Record Sealing

If you must litigate the divorce due to a non-compliant spouse, we can request that the Court seals your financial records, but it’s an uphill battle and it’s ultimately left up to the judge. If someone can demonstrate that the public interest of open records outweighs your need for privacy, then documents will likely remain visible to the public, so any request to seal records need to be narrowly-tailored.

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New Jersey Family Courts we appear in regularly:

Bergen County 
Justice Center, Room 119
10 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 527-2300

 

Essex County 
Family Division Dissolution Unit
Wilentz Justice Complex, Room 113
212 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 693-6710

 

Family Division Non-Dissolution Unit
Wilentz Justice Complex, Room 1365
212 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07012
(973) 693-5560 or (973) 693-5520

 

Hudson County
Family Intake Team
Administration Bldg., Room 203
595 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 795-6777

 

Hunterdon County 
Family Case Management Office
Hunterdon County Justice Center
65 Park Avenue
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 237-5920

 

Mercer County
Family Case Management Office
175 S. Broad St., 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08650-0068
(609) 571-4200

 

Middlesex County
Family Part Intake Reception Team
Family Courthouse
120 New St., Room 111
P.O. Box 2691
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2691
(732) 519-3242

Monmouth County
Family Part, Courthouse
71 Monument Park
P.O. Box 1252
Freehold, NJ 07728-1252
(732) 677-4050

 

Morris County
Morris County Family Division
Morris County Courthouse Family Intake
Washington and Court Streets
P.O. Box 910
Morristown, NJ 07963
(973) 656-4000

 

Somerset County
Family Case Management Office
Courthouse, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 3000
Somerville, NJ 08876-1262
(908) 231-7600

 

Sussex County
Sussex County Family Division
Sussex County Judicial Center
43-47 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 579-0630

 

Union County
Dissolution Assignment Office
New Annex Bldg.; Courthouse
2 Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
(908) 659-3314

 

Warren County
Family Division Dissolution Unit
Courthouse
413 Second St.;
P.O. Box 900
Belvidere, NJ 07823-1500
(908) 475-6150