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Can you clarify please, i am living with partner not

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can you clarify please, i am living with partner not married, we share a mortgage, we dont have children, if i left the relationship, what entitlement would she have to my pensions or savings? If the house was to be sold obviously any equity would be shared equally.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 11 months ago.

Hi,

Thanks for your question.

{C}1. {C}Did he contribute more in rent/mortgage repayments than he otherwise would have paid if he was living in her own private rented accommodation?

{C}2. {C}Did he make capital repayments to pay off significant sums of the mortgage?

{C}3. {C}Did he pay for/carry out significant improvements to the property which improved the value of the property?

Kind regards,

Tom

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The mortgage is fully 50/50. I'm asking about her potential rights to a share of my pension.
Expert:  Thomas replied 11 months ago.

Hi

Thanks for your question. I will try to help.

If you are only concerned with your pension and savings and not the equity in the property then it’s straight forward.

Providing that you remain unmarried and without children then she would not be entitled to any of your solely owner assets. This includes your pension and your cash savings.

These are your own assets and will remain so in the event of a break up and she would have no claim on them provided that you have not signed any earlier agreement to let her have a portion of your savings.

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Kind regards,

Tom

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