Can I redact personal information in family law discovery responses?

Asked 5 months ago - Los Angeles, CA

I have to turn over a bunch of personal information to my spouse's attorney through discovery requests in my divorce case. Can I redact my social security number in tax statements and my bank account numbers on those statements?

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  1. Tobie Brina Waxman

    Contributor Level 18


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Yes, you can absolutely redact your ss#. In fact you should. As far as bank account numbers, you can redact all but the last 4 numbers of the account number. Those last 4 numbers should be enough to identify the account even for subpoena purposes..

  2. Wail Sarieh


    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . You can redact the SSN but you cannot redact the entire account #

    This response will not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Sarieh Law Offices, and is not... more
  3. Gregory Paul Benton

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . You can redact SS numbers but you will need to disclose accouint numbers.

  4. David Alexander Browde


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . No. Nor is there any reason to. Do you seriously think your spouse doesn't know the relevant social security number?

    Under the rules governing the conduct of attorneys in New York it may be necessary to remind you that this answer... more

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