I am in the process of going through a divorce and since separating a year ago, I met my current partner. We want to buy a home together but not sure if she puts a deposit down on a house will it become something that could affect the financial settlement?
I would suggest you get the divorce and financial settlement out of the way first ..
If you are unmarried and buy a place together, you can have a deed of trust drawn up which would divide the property according to contribution .. Your ex would not have a claim on your new partner''s share and it would protect you both in the event of a relationship breakdown.