Perhaps I wasn't sufficiently clear. I understand the judge has power to review and consider relationships, interactions, etc. My concern is the release of private information: social security numbers, medical information, etc. that was reported to the DCS agent only because I was told it would be kept confidential.
Additionally, there is another child involved (mine from a previous marriage) who is not a child of my husband and whose personal information and statements are also involved(a different family court judge already has jurisdiction over us for that divorce
). I just can't see how this judge has jurisdiction to waive the privacy rights for me and my children (both those shared with my husband and the one that is not) when we are not parties to the case. Sure, we're related to it, but so are many other extended family
members, neighbors, and friends, who aren't having their private information released without their permission. No one is subpoenaing the neighbor's credit report and putting the burden on him to prove it's not relevant.
I need to know 1)specific jurisdictional information (i.e. can a judge assert jurisdiction over non-parties' privacy rights with nothing more than a tenuous claim of potential "best interests" of any given child) and if not 2)how to protect our rights from a judge who doesn't seem to know where his jurisdiction ends?
At this point, the judge doesn't even know what's in the report that I don't want disclosed, but he seems to expect me to announce the private information in open court so that he can make a decision. I feel like he has a duty to at least review it in camera before violating my privacy by releasing it to the TI or the opposition.