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Why have you been so advised please?
because the flats were part of a settlement and i am now with a new partner he feels that if i remarry and get devorced this will stop my new partner having any claim on them
May I ask your age and whether you intend to potentially remarry?
i am 49 and no not intending to remarry
Based on what you say I believe you should consdier that you are rather young to be considering your childrens' inheritance as a priority in your mind. It is normally something that one considers as one gets a little older.
That said if you consider it a priority at this stage then there are things you can do but you will wnat to consdier all the issues.
I would suggest you consider that thre may be a far better solution to giving up some of the equity in your properties at this point as you cannot get it back without your childrens' consent if you do and there may be capital gains tax implications as well. Rather if you were to ever remarry consider a pre nuptial agreement with your spouse before you marry which can effectively prevent them from claiming those assets you exclude.
If you do not marry then there really is little issue providing that if you ever jointly bought a property with a partner consider an effective declaration of trust to regulate your respective shares in the property otherwise there could be a presumption of 50/50 ownership
Does the above answer all your questions or is there anything I can clarify or help you with any further?