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I live with my same sex partner and have done least 15

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I live with my same sex partner and have done for a least 15 years we have been together for 20 years no civil parternership or marriage, I do not officially live at the same address I officially live at my mother's address my mail goes to that address, my partner pays all the bills etc. I don't work due to illness but cannot claim benefits, I am totally reliant on my partner, do I have any legal rights if I needed them.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 2 years ago.
In what context?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Do I have any legal claim too any money if we were to separate, as I do not have any but my partner is wealthy.

Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 2 years ago.
I am afraid not - unless you have bought a property together or with the intention that the property would be a joint property. In the UK there is no 'maintenance' or 'entitlement' unless you were married or in a civil partnership. Happy to discuss but please rate positive
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Even though I've kept the house looked after the dogs cooked cleaned etc for 15 years, I do have some correspondence with this address on but nothing legal even if I have witnesses to say I've lived here for 15 years Thanks

Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 2 years ago.
The key is what conversations you have had - i.e. was the house bought for both of you - was that the joint intention? If not then I am afraid you would not have a claim. Please rate positive - thanks
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 2 years ago.
My pleasure - any other questions please come back - can you rate positive - thanks
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 2 years ago.
Please remember to rate positive - thanks
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