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Clare, Family Solicitor
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How can I best argue that the following question is out of

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How can I best argue that the following question is out of scope wrt the questonnaire on Form E2?
Please provide details, so far as they are known to the Applicant of his girlfriend's income, liabilities and assets.
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 cohabiting with your girlfriend?
If so have you included more than half of your household expenses on your list of expenditure?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

We are not cohabitating.

I have paid since of her expenses but have not included these in form e2

I did make some substantial money gifts to her

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Have you declared the gifts in your E2?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No as there is no q pertaining to gifts. But they are included in the provided bank account statements.

My issue is though that I can't see how her income etc are relevant

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
This is a request to discover if you are subsidising her in any way.
You can avoid this by confirming what monies you have paid to her and that you have no other information as to her financial position
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you

Say, for argument's sake, that i was subsidising her because she has no income. How would that be relevant to the case if I were not to bring it up as part of my monthly spending needs?

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Because it reflects your actual financial position and is accordingly a matter that the Court will wish to take into account when considering your relative financial positions
Clare
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