Hi.I''m a mum of 3 Girl''s.My partner & i have decided to seperate after 15 years together.We have a mortgage. My partner own''s his own buisness & i work part time.We are amicable at the moment but i am worried about my future. I do not no what my legal right''s are.Could anyone please advise.
Hi Shaz, and welcome to the wonderful world of Wiki ....
As I know you personally and love you and your girls very much, I am always here for you anyway. But, the expertise on this site is second to none, and as you know, without it we would never have got where we are today.
There are many wise people here, who know the law and exactly what your rights are.
Thanx hun.Your love and support is so important to me.Without friends like u i dont know how i would cope.I know i have my wonderful girl''s but it can be very lonely on your own. Love you muchly.xxxxx
I know sweetie, but you''ll get through it cos you are one strong mamma! You just need to know where you stand on things like the house etc., so I''m sure someone in the know will be along soon to help you out xxx
I believe that if you have a joint mortgage and you have a joint tenancy (both own the property and it is registered that way at the land registry) then you both have an equal share of the debt and equity in the house.
You should also get child maintenence if the children live with you or a reduction if they are going to be living with their father.
If you can best to sort this out without going to court.
There is a precedent regarding this which is Numby N(a child) where two parties were not married but had a child. The female was trying to claim half of the partners business (a capital claim) but the ruling was that she was not entitled to that.
However, the income your partner receives from the business will be used to calculate maintenence for the children. That is how I understand things to be some others may have other opinions.