Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
Who actually owns the property?
How much is it worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
Did he also pay child maintenance
Please confirm that you were not married
Did he ever make any promises about the future?
I have grim news I am afraid.
Your right to remain in the property ends when your son is 18.
This does not mean that your ex can kick you out the next day - but it does mean that he can give you "reasonable written notice to leave" - and in these circumstances that should be aleast three months.
This has happened because you were not married and therefore have no claim on any assets that were not in joint names.
If he has not paid child maintenance as well as the mortgage then you might have had a better chance
Sadly the promises to the chidlren have no legal value.
I am so very very sorry for this
Please ask if you need further details
I wish I could tell you that you are - but despite talking about it for many years still nothing has been done to help people in your position who were not married
I am sorry