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Joie78 Wed 06-Nov-13 19:47:39

Will my husband get to see my bank statements during divorce process? We have a joint account for bills etc but have kept our own accounts too. I don't want him examining every little thing I've bought.

DameDeepRedBetty Wed 06-Nov-13 19:49:59

If the statements are addressed only to you then only you have the right to open them. Are you still living at the same address/does he have access to the address they are delivered to?

If you bank online, make sure you change your password.

Joie78 Wed 06-Nov-13 19:52:24

Bank statements online but somebody told me I would have to provide 12 months bank statements which he would get to see?

lemonaider Thu 07-Nov-13 06:09:49

If you end up exchanging Form E then you will have to. This should happen if you can't come to an agreement with regards to splitting of finances and end up battling it put in court.

wholenewwoman Fri 08-Nov-13 09:36:45

I had to provide 12 months worth of statements for every bank account in my sole name and so did my ex.
This was voluntary as we never reached court, but the solicitors used the form e as the basis of the negotiations.

You will definately have to provide them if you have to go to court.

At any time during the negotiation and at the point that you go to court, you may be asked for further copies of more recent statements too.

Joie78 Fri 08-Nov-13 14:02:43

I don't mind the solicitors seeing them but I don't want him to see them as he'll go through everything with a fine toothcomb and will add fuel to the fire. Can I ask my solicitor to ensure he doesn't get to see them.

ElizabethJonesMartin Fri 08-Nov-13 14:09:49

If you and he reach a financial agreement which can go in a court order without getting as far as From E disclosure then he will not have to see them. If you and he cannot reach agreement and want to spend a lot of money on lawyers and have contested financial proceedings you will.

TheSilveryPussycat Sat 09-Nov-13 09:24:59

I went down the court route for settlement, and had to provide this.

If he goes through them and nit-picks, and presents his nit-picking to the judge, then he will just make himself look a twat.

It cost me just over £3K in solicitors fees and we went to court twice but settled before Financial Dispute Resolution hearing. I must say, I went through all his stuff with a fine-tooth comb, but my case was based on him not contributing equitably.

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