How to Keep Personal Information Private in a Divorce?
A very common concern in any family law or divorce case is a party’s desire to keep their address confidential. Domestic Relations Law § 254 speaks to these concerns. Section 1 of the statute provides:
Confidentiality can be requested by a party’s motion to the court and it be ordered regardless of whether an order of protection has been issued before. Evidence such as police reports, witness’ statements or photographs of injuries may be useful in proving the need for confidentiality.
Upon the granting of an order of confidentiality, the court designates either the clerk of the court or a “disinterested person” as the agent for service of the party seeking confidentiality.