My STBX is working with a divorce coach. I feel as though this has made the whole process far more adversarial.
I sent her my form E last week, and am highly suspicious that she has sent a copy to her divorce coach without my consent.
Under the family court rules:29.12(1) Except as provided by this rule or by any other rule or Practice Direction, no document or copy of a document filed or lodged in the court office shall be open to inspection by any person without the permission of the court, and no copy of any such document or copy shall be taken by, or issued to, any person without such permission.
Is there anything i can actually do if I believe that she has breached this rule?
Your STBX is allowed to share her copy of your form E with a person who is helping her with her case - whether that is a solicitor, barrister, financial advisor, mediator, actuary or, in this case, a divorce coach.
The people who should have access to these documents are:
- the court (including internal staff)
- each party in the case (and their advisors)
This rule is really saying that the document should not be distributed beyond those legitimately involved in the case.
- don't post it on facebook
- don't share it with random friends/family
- don't send it to HMRC or Local Council