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19 Jul 12 #344129 by k2k2
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I had agreed to a settlement proposal from my stbx''s solicitor and had taken steps towards meeting their requirements.

I just received a letter from my stbx''s solicitor stating that I had just had a tax refund for £x and could I confirm this. I confirmed and now they are changing the settlement agreement and asking for more money.

How did they obtain confidential information on my tax situation? Can they use this against me in this way? I gave my disclosure but as my income varies wildly it is slightly different to my last years earnings. I am so fed-up with all of this, it has been going on almost three years now and each time we agree they change their minds and want more.

Any help would be greatly appreciated especially on the legalities of using information not obtained with my authorisation.


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19 Jul 12 #344131 by hawaythelads
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She''s opening your post and any real juicy stuff just goes missing that''s how they are getting confidential information.
All the best

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19 Jul 12 #344139 by k2k2
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I do not live with her and my tax return and all other mail is addressed to me at my new home.

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