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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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I am in a procedure to ask for a variation of maintenance paymentThe

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I am in a procedure to ask for a variation of maintenance payment
The lawyers of my ex wife demand that i also give them copies of the bank statements of my girlfriend. Is there any legal basis for this?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Are you currently co-habiting?
Have you claimed all of your household expense or only half of them?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

We are no co-habiting

I have claimed only my household expenses.

The reason in the letter is that I made transfers to her account. These were reimbursements for my travel expenses which had been charged to her credit card.

I guess my Q is whether the court can compel somebody who is not party to the case to hand over statements?

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
So they are asking for evidence that your girlfriend actually made these payments on your behalf.
Your girlfriend cannot be forced to produce the statements - but if you do not provide them then the court will assume that in fact that these were not reimbursements.
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
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