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Dear Attorneys,


I’m in the middle of my divorce, but I am concerned that everything filed in my case will be public record. Is that even true? If so, is there a way to prevent it?


Public Paul

Dear Paul,

In Connecticut, there is a judicial website (  If you have a pending divorce or custody matter, the case name and case detail page is visible to the public.  However, they cannot read the pleadings that are filed (just the name of the pleading).  If someone goes to the courthouse to request a document from your file, yes, most of them are public.  The exception is usually financial affidavits as those are sealed and cannot be released to anyone who does not have an appearance filed in your matter. It is possible to file a Motion to Seal various pleadings, but those are only granted in specific circumstances.

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Very Truly Yours,

Wolf & Shore Law Group

*The situations represented in our Dear Attorneys column are entirely fictional and any resemblance to a specific case is unintentional. We cannot, and will not, offer legal advice to anyone who is not a client. However, if you do have questions or concerns, you should contact an attorney at your convenience.

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