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Are my child support pleadings confidential in a family law case?

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The baby mama obtained a default judgment against me in a paternity action in Los Angeles and now has a judgment against me for $600,000 after like 20 years. Are the pleadings in the case I file now confidential or can anyone come in and review the file? I want to disclose the pleadings I am going to file to the press and show what a crook she is. Is this a problem?

Attorney Answers 3

  1. If you are not married and the case is a paternity case then all filings do not show up on the register of actions. no one can access them.

  2. Paternity actions are confidential and the general public does not have access to the pleadings. I don't think you will serve any purpose throwing information out to the press, that is more or a vindictive attitude rather than a let's figure this out attitude.

    Good luck.

    Note this answer does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied on. Each situation is fact specific and court specific, and it is not possible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and court pleadings filed in the case. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship

  3. Paternity files are not considered public records and therefore are accessible only to the parents and/or their attorneys.

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