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Movement Grows in Canada to Conceal Names of Parties in Divorce Cases


When people in Canada and in the United States decide to pursue a divorce, that case becomes a matter of public record unless, as is done by some judges, the case is sealed for privacy concerns.  However, the court system in Quebec has been concealing the names of parties to divorce cases in this province as only the initials of the parties involved appear.  It seems that this approach is gaining notice in the rest of Canada.

According to the Canadian Legal Information Institute, many people involved in divorces are not happy about the fact that their names can be found in public records.  People have an interest in keeping these matters private for many obvious reasons, but to date no real legislation has been offered that would lead to this change.  However, more people are beginning to hope that such a step is taken so that parties to divorce cases can protect their privacy and perhaps avoid embarrassment in some situations.

According to legal sources in Quebec, the public can still see which issues are litigated in divorce cases there despite the fact that the identities of the involved parties are protected.  However, there appears to be the potential for strong pushback from those who support the revelation of names in the interests of continuing with their open court system.

San Diego Divorce Lawyers

When people decide that their marriage needs to end, they face many possible obstacles and challenges.  Public embarrassment is a concern in some cases, but as stated above there could be options available for those who want to avoid this situation.  However, anyone who is considering such a step needs to obtain the help of experienced professionals to move their case forward properly.

If you are facing the reality of the end of your marriage, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers for many years.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.