Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton announced their divorce following four years of marriage — but Oklahoma lawyer and former state representative, Aaron Stiles, claims the proceedings were not done legally!
Aaron tells The Oklahoman that a judge can only seal civil, divorce and other typically public court records if a compelling privacy interest outweighs the public's interest. This is based on a law that was put into place in November.
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The judge can also only seal portions of the case subject to confidentiality, but that the remainder of the records must be kept open, the law states.
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"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," he explained.
Attorney Irven Box agrees, adding,"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."
The former couple spent ten years together including their four-year union.
"This is not the future we envisioned," the former couple said in a statement. "It is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately."