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Clare, Family Solicitor
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In the Questionnaire process regarding a variation application,

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In the Questionnaire process regarding a variation application, my exwifes solicitors ask me to produce the bank statements of an account held in the sole name of my partner. We are not married but about to live together.
Do I need to produce these statements? They seem to pertain to the financial situation of someone who is not party to the proceedings
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.
Have you paid any money to your partner?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have gifted her money

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
So they wish to have evidence that the amount you have admitted to is the full extent of the gifts.
In those circumstances it is a reasonable request and one that a Court would support - although your partner is entitled to redact the statements to remove personal details of expenditure
However your partner is not a party to the proceedings and cannot be force to produce the document unless she is joined into the proceedings formally.
However instead the court can simply assume that you have given her more cash than you admit
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I provided already my bank account statements that show the transfers to her.

Shouldnt that suffice?

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
It should - unless they are arguing that it was then transferred into an asset which i you have a claim on
Clare
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