Can my wife’s attorney request I turn over 5 years of my checking account statements?

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Can my wife’s attorney request I turn over 5 years of my checking account statements?

My wife’s attorney is requesting me to get copies of my checking account even though my wife is not on the account. 5 years worth. I am representing myself.

Asked on May 21, 2018 under Family Law, Washington

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, they can, since this is relevant to your income (i.e. money going into the account), assets (how much money you have) and/or expenses (what are you paying for from the account? Do you have another apartment or home, another car, etc.?) All these things are relevant to the distribution of assets in the divorce and the determination of spousal support; since it is relevant, your wife's attorney can get it.


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