Beware the Public Record

Many folks are surprised to discover that Indiana divorce cases and the custody battles stemming from those divorce cases are public record and, in some counties, available online. Due to changes in the law, effective July 1, 2014, all Indiana paternity cases will also become public record. So, each time you consider allowing your lawyer to file a motion with the court that discloses something private about your home or your child's experiences, keep in mind that your neighbor, your employer, and your child's future friends and family may see it.