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An Orange County Family Law Blog

A blog dedicated to issues a divorcing couple faces.

Sealing Court Records

Most documents filed by a divorce lawyer are public records and can be reviewed by the public. In a divorce proceeding, a family law attorney can petition the court to order that some of the records be sealed so that the public cannot review them. In order to succeed upon a motion to seal records, the dissolution attorney must prove to the judge that there is a reason why the documents should be kept confidential and why that reason overrides the public’s right of access. In addition, the family law lawyer must prove that the overriding interest of confidentiality supports the sealing of the record and that there is a substantial probability that the overriding interest will be prejudiced if the record is not sealed. Finally, the attorney must prove that sealing of the records is the least restrictive means to achieve the necessary objectives.

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

Please note that the posting of this family law blog is informational only. Specific circumstances and laws may determine the outcome of your particular situation and it is important to contact an attorney to analyze your situation. 

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.

5/2011