You end up subpoenaing bank records pretty often in Utah divorce and child custody cases.
For example, I had a case in which a deadbeat dad said he couldn’t pay child support and daycare for about a year. We filed a motion for contempt and subpoenaed his bank records. Low and behold, his bank records showed (among other things) he ate out almost every day and would regularly buy stuff from 7-Eleven two, three, five times per day. (Who goes to 7-Eleven five times in one day?)
Needless to say, those bank records were invaluable, and I used them beat up that poor schmuck on the stand.
Most often, we subpoena bank records to find out someone actual (not stated) income, and look for hidden assets.
Simple Bank Records Request
The follow is our simple bank records request. We have a longer, more in-depth request, which will be the subject of another blog post.
This will get about 90% of what you need, and it doesn’t take up two pages.
“All statements or documents from XXXX XXX through present for any accounts (either open or closed) in the name of XXXX, date of birth XXXX XX, XXXX, held either solely or jointly, or in which XXXX is a signer, or in which he is specifically named or holds any interest.”