Keeping Your Divorce Out of The Public EyeBy Moskowitz Law Group, LLC |
The divorce process is one that many hope to keep private, only sharing information with those truly valued around you. However, in the state of New Jersey, divorce records are considered public records.
If you want to keep your information as private as possible, the information below can help lead you on the right path towards ensuring your divorce stays out of the public eye. The dedicated team at Moskowitz Law Group can guide you through your divorce and help you keep your personal matters private.
Sealing Records in a Divorce Case
When the need for privacy in your particular case outweighs the public’s right to know the intricacies of your case, a judge could request that your record be sealed upon “good cause.” There are specific circumstances that allow for some public records to be sealed in divorce cases, including:
- Records pertaining to your children
- Records that reveal sensitive data; i.e., Social Security numbers, bank account information, and other sensitive information
- Records revealing personal business information
- Records that reveal information about domestic violence victims
The process of sealing your divorce records can be arduous because there is ordinarily a rebuttable presumption against sealing them. An experienced family law attorney can help you file an application to seal your record and work with you to gather the information needed to demonstrate how sealing the record is in your and your family’s best interests.
Tailored Sealing of Divorce Documents
Before filing a petition to seal your divorce documents, it is essential to tailor the documents to seal off only the information that needs to be kept private. Courts agreeing to file a divorce under seal may only seal information that pertains to the privacy interests in question.
Courts are more likely to agree to seal divorce records that are tailored instead of sealing the whole document. Sharing your privacy concerns and expressing the portions of the divorce document you wish to seal could significantly help your case. A divorce attorney can help you tailor your divorce documents so that you have the best possible chance at getting them sealed by the court.
Learn More About How a Skilled Family Law Attorney Can Help You Seal Your Divorce Records
Divorce can be emotionally devastating and may not be something that you wish to share with the world. If you are looking to keep your divorce out of the public eye, we are here to help. A divorce lawyer at Moskowitz Law Group can help you request that your record be sealed so that you can move into the next chapter of your life. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more.