California divorce records under fire

An earlier attempt to seal California divorce records was dashed by an appellate court but a revised version is on the legeslative fast track, according to a report in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Senate Bill 1015 would require elected and private judges seal financial records and personal identifiers, including residential addresses, contained in divorce filings.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon request by a party to a proceeding for dissolution of marriage, nullity of marriage, or legal separation, the court shall order sealed or redacted any portion of a pleading that lists the parties’ financial assets, liabilities, income or expenses, or provides the location of, including a residential address, or identifying information about, those assets, liabilities, income, or expenses.

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  1. Maybe they should add open for review to approved reseachers of the court where the case is filed. This would be the same as in the adoption article. A person looking for identy theft is not walking into the court buildings and review records for new identies. I think our leaders forgetting to use common sense in creating new laws.

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