Colorado legislature aims to close divorce and marriage records

UPDATE: This bill to restrict access to family court records did not pass.

The Colorado legislature is on the verge of sealing files in divorce records and marriage applications from the public. There are no exceptions for genealogists or other legal uses of these documents in the marriage applications bill. Financial records in divorce files may be available to debt collectors. Is this privacy fever run amuck? Surely, absolute closure isn’t the course the privacy advocates are seeking.

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3 thoughts on “Colorado legislature aims to close divorce and marriage records

  1. “This is not necessary. People who want to use information for bad purposes will always find a way to do it.” — at least not in an easy way.

  2. This is not necessary. People who want to use information for bad purposes will always find a way to do it.

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