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Q: I am dealing with a law firm now and they are telling me they need to out my ssn on the divorce papers. Now I have been through domestic violence with this man and he’s tried to get my kids social numbers and I have a acp to have my address confidential so why would yall put my numbers on there where he could try and do something. Now they are asking me for the text messages and all of this when he tried to get my kids socials. ….okay I have been away for 3 years fled got custody of my children and he has no involvement with them been getting them and me therapy because of this mess and I’m doing everything to get divorced and they question me seriously! All I asked was that me and my children’s social be confidential and they are giving me a hard time.
A: It is the public policy of NYS to not require social security numbers on government documents – GBL 399-dd. Moreover, pursuant to Uniform Rules 202.16(m)(3), one can request that the Court waive the general rule of requiring such numbers when it is issuing an order of child support (particularly where you have a d.v. issue). More more info, please call a Bronx Family Law attorney.