Q During our divorce, my wife and I had to exchange a lot of information, most of which was very personal or financial in nature. Now that the divorce is complete, what level of confidentiality can we expect from our lawyers to maintain the confidentiality of this information or to ensure that there is no unauthorized disclosure of information to other people or to a third party? I looked at the agreement I signed when I hired my attorney, but it’s not covered in the documentation. Can I request that the information I provided be returned or destroyed now that the divorce is final?
A. The two groups of attorneys you and your ex-wife used are required to ensure that the information you provide to them is kept confidential. This requirement exists even after your divorce is final and the case is closed.