But if you signed a contract stating that all deals must go through this new broker, then the broker may have a claim against you. The best answer is to speak to the broker and renogotiate your contract. Try to get 80/20 on deals you originated.
Are you a member of your local Board of Realtors? If so, call the attorney hotline. It is a free service and they will tell you if you are violating any DRE rules.
Desperate Times Lead to Desperate Thoughts! A college professor once told me when I was younger referencing a college dealing with the parameters of a grant received from the government 'If you are going to turn tricks don't complain about the John'.
What does your independent contractor agreement say?
I refuse to accept that you can not have a logical conversation with your broker about splits on leads that he/she did not hand you. Hindsight, that should have been discussed when you got there. ANYHOO...you know as well as anyone else that EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE!! But one thing that is NOT negotiable in my State is the fact that the broker whomever holds your license is the person/entity to whom commissions are paid.
I will not accept that things are so Bleak that you are WILLING to throw away your license trying to be slick. Talk to the man...'Look Mr. X...I've got some leads that you did not hand to me (Glen Gary) and although I should have asked before now, I need to know your understanding of whether or not I owe you 50% split on my leads? I wouldn't imagine I would...you tell me'
In the end you should follow your State's Real Estate Commission Guidelines but I think you owe it to yourself and your Broker to have a conversation. No matter the outcome you will have a clear understanding and respect for who and where you are housing your license. It's hard to be rescued and remain autonomous simultaneously.
Whatever agreement split etc. when you agreed to work with broker applies of course you can go back
and ask and explain and maybe work iit out that way. We all generate business because of people we know or our name recoginition but we all get leads from our brokers so you you are bound by whatever agreement you you agreed upon at first..