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An Orange County Family Law Blog

A blog dedicated to issues a divorcing couple faces.

Medical Records and Custody

Sometimes during a divorce, one party wants access to the other parent’s medical records to show that the other parent is unfit to raise the minor children. The difficulty lies, however, in the fact that medical records are protected by the doctor-patient privilege. If parent whose records are requested does not waive the doctor-patient privilege or put his or her mental status “at issue”, the court will usually not allow the medical records to be released.

If you need a divorce lawyer in the Orange County area to discuss a family law matter such as custody or any other dissolution issue such as spousal support, child support, custody, transmutation or property division, contact Treviño Law, Inc. Conveniently located off the 5 and 405 freeway at Lake Forest.

Although the posting of this information can be considered free legal advice for an Orange County divorce, it does not guarantee a result. There may be other circumstances that play a significant role in any dissolution which may alter the outcome of a divorce. A divorce lawyer will be knowledgeable about the significance of facts. Those factors should be reviewed and argued by a family law attorney in Orange County.

Please note that this legal advice does not establish a family law attorney-client relationship. This is a legal advertisement for Treviño Law, Inc, an Orange County family law firm.

4/3/12