My partner and I are separating (we are not married). We have 2 kids (6yo and 3yo) and a house. I work Mon-fri (7.30 to 3.30pm) and he works 5 evenings a night as a musician. He has raised the kids during the day (they didn't go to nursery, my son now goes the statutory 3 hours a day), until I come from work at 4pm. He then goes to work at about 7pm and I deal with the kids, put them to bed etc. he is saying that because he has raised them and has been the "mum" in the relationship I should be the one leaving and paying children maintenance. I could not stop working to raise my kids as I have always been the main breadwinner. His career has not suffered having looked after the kids since he has always worked evenings as a musician. What are my rights please? can he take the house and the kids? could I be the one raising them and staying in our house? (which I am paying 2/3 off every single month) thank you for four advice, I am freaking out
On the same street as mine you can buy a 2 bed flat for £500,000. But I am guessing that you could find a 2 bed flat for £400,000 too. Definitely not a 3 bed flat.
My ex does not earn much, if the custody was 50%, could he claim child tax credits, child benefit , housing benefit etc? (currently together we don't claim for anything, even child tax credits as we don't qualify). I would not claim for anything, I'd prefer he did, if he could, so it can help him out.
We are planning to go to mediation, and I want us to share custody 50 50. But I would like to know what my legal rights are before I go to mediation, as what he says is "fair" is that he stays in the house with the kids and I walk away.
My proposal is to leave the kids in their house, and we move in and out of it every so many months to share the custody, this is what judges are deciding these days in Spain, and it seems to work.