How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Thomas Your Own Question
Thomas
Thomas, Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 7602
Experience:  UK solicitor
28732269
Type Your Family Law Question Here...
Thomas is online now

Would a girlfriend of 6 years, be entitled to a payoff. Theyve

Resolved Question:

Would a girlfriend of 6 years, be entitled to a payoff. They've been living together in a rented house, with the girlfriend not contributing anything to rent, bills etc.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

Thanks for your question.

Are there any children of the relationship?

Kind regards,

Tom
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no

Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

Then, no, absolutely not.

If they are unmarried, in rented accomodation and there are no other agreements between them which mean that he owes her some money then she has no chance of a pay off.

It changes once couples are married, of course, but there is no such thing as a common law wife. The treatment of unmarried couples is VASTLY different to the treatment of married couples under law.

He would not owe the girlfriend any money unless he already owed her money before they broke up (eg if he had taken a loan from her).

Kind regards,


Tom
Thomas and 3 other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you

Related Family Law Questions