I’m going through a divorce and my spouse’s attorney is requesting ten years of bank statements, credit card statements and other financial production. We have been married for ten years, but my attorney said that this timeframe far exceeds the normal requirement. Should I comply?
Ten years is definitely beyond what the Connecticut Practice Book requires for mandatory financial production in a dissolution matter. You should probably speak with your attorney and see if they know if there is a reason that such a long timeframe was requested (i.e. was there new debt incurred, an inheritance received by a party, property purchased, etc.). If there is a valid reason, it may be helpful to comply if it is not too much of a burden for you. However, if there is no reason and it is a “fishing expedition,” then it is probably unnecessary to comply. Your attorney will know the options as far as filing an objection or other applicable filing if appropriate.
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