Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's divorce was finalized July 20, and since then, fans haven't been too happy about it. As a couple they were idolized, and while some fans have been open books about their unhappiness towards the divorce, others are begging that people leave them alone and give them their privacy.
Well, that's looking less and less like a possibility now that some news has arisen about the legality of their divorce. Blake filed July 6 in secret and according to The Oklahoman article published by Nolan Clay, "A judge sealed the petition, decree and all other legal papers in the case from the public. The only record that is not secret is an online docket that shows the case as B.T.S. vs. M.L.S., the singers' initials." And that's illegal.
Former State Representative Aaron Stiles, who wrote the law, stated according to The Oklahoman, "There's some shenanigans going on." Last year, Oklahoma legislators passed a new law requiring that a judge can only seal divorce and other public court records if privacy surpasses the interest of the public. So, that means a judge must make the sealing public and in the case of Blake and Miranda's divorce records, it didn't work out that way. Aaron Stiles told The Oklahoman, "Oh, yeah, they're definitely not following the law on it. I can't imagine a scenario where you would ever seal an entire civil or divorce case."
Oklahoma City Attorney Irven Box wasn't afraid to let his opinion be known when he told The Oklahoman, "I think it was a favor done ... because of their celebrity status. I'm sure that every Oklahoman getting a divorce would like to have their records sealed ... but they don't."
Neither Blake or Miranda, or anyone representing them have responded to these accusations. What do you think? Is their celebrity status allowing them to get away with this? Or is it something else?
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