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Matrimonial Home Rights: Unmarried Partners Explained

This section relates to spouses who do not seek a divorce, for example where a spouse has died or became insolvent, and to partners who have never been married to each other but whom co habit in a settled relationship.

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  • “…six years ago I moved into a house with belonging to my partner… we both had two children from previous relationships although mine were a lot younger…his children have now left…he has now told me he wants to split up and that I should find somewhere else to live with my children as he intends to sell the house…what can I do…”

     

  • “… over the years I have spent thousands of pounds on a home I shared with my former partner…we have decided to go our separate ways…the house is in his name only… am I entitled to a share…”

     

  • “…my partner and I lived as husband and wife for many years although we never married…He recently passed away and his family have turned very cold to me and our children…my partner had substantial assets but his family refuse to even let me see his will…”

     

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