Last month we told you about the news that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert issued a statement saying that they were divorcing. This news definitely shocked many people, especially fans of country music. The two were married for four years.
Recently, a decision by a judge in the state of Oklahoma, where the two are divorcing, has come under fire. The judge, who was set to retire last month, ruled to have the Shelton and Lambert divorce files stay sealed. His justification was that some of the content in the case is likely "to be of significant media interest," and because those details are private in nature, there is a strong privacy interest that "outweighs the public's interest in the record."
A former Oklahoma state representative who basically wrote the laws surrounding document sealing said the judge should have sealed specific information in the case and not everything. Other lawmakers say the couple does not meet the requirements needed in order to have their documents sealed.
Our Florida readers may see this story and wonder if their divorce files will become public. As you head through the divorce process, this can be a huge issue for couples, especially if they have a lot of assets or are well-known business owners or professionals. It's important to work with your attorney to learn about different ways to keep your divorce private. Although it may not always be possible to keep your divorce private, a divorce professional can provide all the information you need in order to help you decide the right path for you.