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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:20 AM

85. Most cases are sealed, as part of the marital settlement agreement

Remember we are talking about big money here. The fight was over MONEY and what was earned during the marriage. Sex is at best a minor issue in a divorce (If the wife had sex, that is marital misconduct and grounds to be denied Spousal Support and later Alimony but has NO effect on division of Marital Assets).

Thus the reason for a gag order is to keep hidden from the general public how much money both sides had. In this case how much did the Husband have invested with Mitt?

Remember both sides have to agree to the GAG order, but in most cases the paying side insist on it as part of the Marital Settlement Agreement so that that person's assets are not open to review by the General Public (as in the case of most court records). Most payees agree to th GAG order, just to end the litigation and get their settlement that much faster. Thus I can see with Wife Agreeing to the Order when it was entered so she could get her settlement, but now be willing to have it open because she willy does NOT care if it is public knowledge or not. Her ex-husband may want to keep his assets secret thus will fight to keep the GAG order in place, but the wife HAD agreed to it earlier when the case was sealed AND had received something in return for that agreement, THus the Ex-husband has a good case law on his side, he paid for the right to seal the Case.

It will be interesting how the court will decide AND what Mitt did say when he was questioned as to the assets of the Husband.

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