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Dear Attorneys,


My attorney keeps asking for my tax returns. She said that opposing counsel is entitled to them. I don’t want to give them to her. Do I have to?



Tepid Taxes


Dear Tepid,


If you want her to be able to negotiate on your behalf, you probably do have to give her your tax returns. The Connecticut Practice Book dictates parameters for mandatory financial discovery that must be turned over to the opposing party/counsel. Tax returns are part of that. Beyond that, she may not be able to confirm the information on your financial affidavit without that information. You should consider having a discussion with her to see what the reason is and when she needs them. In general, it will likely benefit your matter.


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