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I reported a child abuse and its going to be in family court

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I reported a child abuse and its going to be in family court next week. Will my name under any circumstanses be disclosed? I asked to be anonymous.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 8 years ago.

Typically your name would be kept confidential. However, the judge has the authority to release the information. The judge would not typically do so. They apparently located enough information without you to proceed.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
the problem is, i made the report against my husband. We are talking about my stepson. i am afraid, that it will come out in court. I know he will go all the way to trial if he has to. I m wondering if his attorney will ask for names.
Expert:  Ellen replied 8 years ago.

You took the right action to protect the child. Typically the information would not come out.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
but if his attorney makes the request? or will the judge protect me?
Expert:  Ellen replied 8 years ago.
Typically the judge will protect the right of confidentiality
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
well, can you in any way, find out, who made the child abuse report against you?

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