Anderson, IN asked in Family Law for Indiana

Q: I'm going to court over child support and the mothers attorney requested my tax forms.

He then gave the mother a full pdf copy of the form including my wife's, my sons and my social security numbers. Is this legal? I never gave my consent for this information to be provided to her. Shouldn't the attorney blacked out my familys private information? Do I have a case?

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Russell B. Cate
Russell B. Cate
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A: Good practice is to redact SSN from the tax returns. As far as having a case, unlikely. In order to have a case you have to be able to show you were damaged. I am guessing that other than having your SSN passed along without your consent you have not suffered financial harm as a result.

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