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You would normally agree to exchange all documentation under terms of mutual exchange.
It would be usual for both sides to produce supporting evidence alongside the Form E if you are going to reach settlement out of court, as these would be provided for the court file for a hearing and as such solicitors will need to complete due diligence before signing off on a settlement offer.
So you should both be providing copies to each other of supporting statements for everything in the form E.
I hope that this clarifies?
The reality is that full and frank disclosures expected by the court, and if you are claiming for maintenance then this is something that will need to be supported by recent bank statements.
If you are trying to agree a settlement, then his threats are perhaps empty threats, given that I assume maintenance is part of your settlement proposal.
Maintenance claims are based on a) his assets and income and b) your capital needs. The numbers don't lie! So if your solicitor is confident that you will be awarded maintenance, then trust in their judgment.
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