Maynard, MA asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Massachusetts

Q: Can I legally read a sealed court case if my mother has a copy of the case and grants me permission?

As a child I was part of a very intense custody battle. The case has since been sealed but my mother has a copy. Can I legally read the documents If I’m given permission by my mother to read the documents she possesses and the case pertains to me?

1 Lawyer Answer
Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Woburn, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Was there an impoundment order? The parties and their counsel

would have access to information in the file. The file is not public

so there should be no dissemination of the contents without a

vacating of the impoundment order. So if you have concerns then

you should file a Motion to vacate the impoundment or limit the

impoundment order.

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