Confidentiality provision in separation agreement between husband and wife was not a compelling countervailing public interest which outweighed public’s right of access to civil court proceedings regarding the agreement; rather, court was required to determine whether proceedings should be closed based upon the nature of the evidence to be admitted and the facts of the specific case.
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