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4August
2010

A California Court has decided that a Judge’s order to seal a divorce file from the public is not permanent. The ruling came in a high profile divorce case where the subsequent Judge found that the file was inaccessible. Typically the court’s divorce file is a matter of public record. Once a Court Order is in place to seal a case file, documents filed with the court in the sealed case are to be send in envelopes. In this case, the Judge found the “sea of large brown envelopes” untenable and ultimately unsealed portions of the file. On appeal, the Court found that this was in keeping with California’s tradition of keeping family law cases open to the public. http://tiny.cc/4thuu

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