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Splitting proceeds of house sale

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06 May 12 #328780 by krabi
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Hi
I hope somebody can help me as I am in a serious mess.
I was in a relationship with my ex partner for 17 years. We have 1 child who is 16.
I purchased a house in 1999 at the time my partner wanted nothing to do with the house. IE she did not want to be on the mortgage apparently she did not want her credit rating tarnished if I never paid the mortgage.
I never received any money towards the mortgage until 2010 then she started to give me £300.00 pm. Unfortunately due to the state of the economy I am struggling to pay my mortgage.
I am currently 4 months in arrears. The payment my ex makes goes straight to the mortgage company.
We are now separated and my house as been sold. My ex as demanded either 1/3 or 20k
I cannot afford a solicitor I have now received a letter from land registry regarding a restriction against the land.
Because she as paid only £8800 is she entitled to more ?
I apologise for the long post I hope somebody can help.
Thank you.

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06 May 12 #328799 by somuch2know2
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relationship or marriage?
If married starting point is 50/50 regardless of who paid and who didn''t. (roll on the day when pre-numps are established and mean something in courts)..

Anyway- the next question is who has the child, if it is her that 50% starts looking more like a 60/40 split.. and then perhaps even 70/30 ...

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06 May 12 #328803 by krabi
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Hi somuch2know2
Thx for the quick reply. I failed to mention we are not married just comman law does this make a difference ?

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06 May 12 #328805 by somuch2know2
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it should, although I am not sure just how much.... I think it will mean she will have to fight harder to try and get a piece- but not sure..

Hopefully someone who has an idea about cohabitation can better inform you.

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