Los Angeles, CA family law attorney Robert W. Eisfelder talks about keeping the details of your divorce out of the news.
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We try to keep everything that happens in our office private. We do not go to the press. If the press calls us, we decline to comment. We inform the client that our philosophy is to keep everything out of the press. We cannot seal a file in California without very special circumstances, and if anyone tells you a file is easily sealed, that’s not correct. The divorce process is a public record. But what we can do is limit what goes into the court file, and that can be done by agreement between the attorneys and the parties. So we can make it private to the extent that each side agrees that that’s what they want. One side may often go to the press and say something, and our practice is not to comment because we think our clients’ privacy is paramount.