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protecting my 70%

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26 Jan 08 #11970 by shar10
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Hi all. Im hoping someone will be able to answer this. My husband divorced me last year and it has been agreed a 70/30 split and i am to either hi3 30% or sell nxt yr.
My question is, what if i move my new partner into the former matrimonial home, he lives with me for 2 yr and fires off. Does this mean he could claim half of my 70%?.
If so how do i go about protecting myself, my solicitor is aware im planning to cohabit and has not made comment on this or adviced against it.
Thanks in advance.

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26 Jan 08 #11975 by Josh2008
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I have read somehwere he might be entitiled to 110%

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26 Jan 08 #11976 by DownButNotOut
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Shar10,

Ignore Josh's comment....he usually knows his stuff but I think is mis-understanding your question
(wot r u smokin today Josh!! :))

The simple rule Shar is......just do not marry him.

If he moves in as your 'boyfriend' for a couple of years ....then leaves...he is generally not entitled to anything.

Also don't put the house or mortgage in his name.

You will probably expect him to contribute to bills etc...but keep everything in your name.


Do keep an eye out for news of any changes in law surrounding co-habiting couples...there are moves afoot to give co-habiting couples similar rights to married couples.

But for now your 70% is safe - if u heed my advice.

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26 Jan 08 #11981 by shar10
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omg n he been talkin marriage in nxt couple of years, it sounds scary. Its hard to be fully committed when you been through it once, just so scared of losing what ive got left.

New partner will be contributing to bills etc but will not be having his name put on my mortgage, even though he is paying my half at moment as i dont graduate till july. My half is only 140 pm and hubby pays other half, so to me, my new partner couldnt live somewhere for that and it shouldnt make a difference whether i pay that 140 to food or mortgage as its all cash and ex hubby pays it.
Im just worried because there is alot of equity in my home and a part of me thinks im a target n vulverable to money grabbers

dear me, i sound so selfish.

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26 Jan 08 #11992 by Josh2008
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Downbutnotout

Sorry just realised my mistake have corrected it LOL :laugh:

Shar10 Don't believe everything posted :laugh:

and don't think you are being selfish, once bitten and all that, take downbutnotout's wise advice, don't marry him/her

P.S. What's the FMH worth and when can I move in :laugh:

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26 Jan 08 #12001 by Fiona
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Very funny, Josh. :laugh:

Posting has the advantage over private messaging in that some smart a**e usually comes along and corrects you! :P


shar10, be wary if your settlement was agreed on the basis you weren't co-habiting and/or the agreement isn't yet legally binding because co-habiting could affect the terms.

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