I am filing a motion asking for assignment of counsel as a poor person, along with a request for an extension of time to perfect my appeal so that I can, if granted, bring the attorney up to par regarding my case. This is for the appellate division regarding my request for support that was denied in supreme court. My question is, do I have to send a copy of this motion to my husband's attorney? I am leery of this because it will need to contain financial information (bank accounts, etc) that I don't want my husband to know as he has been financially abusive throughout the divorce and has fraudulently stolen almost everything I have, used my personal credit card numbers to purchase large items for his girlfriend, and cashed checks made out to me. I am afraid anything else being done to me if he has this information.
Explain the situation to the Clerk, and ask if you can file the motion with complete exhibits, but serve a redacted version on H's attorney for the reasons you describe.
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