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Im considering ending my 5-year relationship to my same

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I'm considering ending my 5-year relationship to my same sex partner. We have been in a civil partnership since April 2009; four and a half years. Before this, we signed, and had witnessed, a pre-marital agreement, the essence of which was, 'what we came with, we leave with'. I came with a mortgage and a fully furnished home. Almost everything in our home since we met has been paid for by me. I want to understand what the risks are to my assets by ending our relationship please?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 3 years ago.
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Is your question what would be the division of assets? 
Customer: replied 3 years ago.



Thanks for getting back to me.


Yes, I specifically need to know what would be the division of assets.


Neither my partner nor I have dependents. My partner is working full time and is capable of taking care of his own needs. I can't see how he would need any additional financial support from me, should be end our relationship.


He would have to move out of our one-bedroomed flat.


Sean Ferrer

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare and I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
At the time the agreement was made did you both have separate Legal Advice and how long before the Ceremony was it signed?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dear Clare


Thanks for coming back to me.


At the time the agreement was made, neither of us had separate legal advice.


I produced the agreement using a template I'd found online.


We both signed it, and had a witness each sign it, the night before our civil partnership ceremony.


I am happy to email you a copy of the agreement if you feel it would be helpful to see it.


Sean Ferrer

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
How much is the property worth and how much outstanding on the mortgage?
What other assets and debts are there and what income do you each have?

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