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I wanted to know my partner and I are not married. I have

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I wanted to know my partner and I are not married. I have just sold a house and have £150,000 as a deposit for another house. As I am on a low wage my partner said she we could have a joint mortgage for 50,000. The thing is we have 2 children. But she has left me a few times. But if she left me again say in 6 months is she entitled to the deposit I put down
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.

You could argue that she is not entitled to any share of your deposit on the basis that that would be unjustly enriching her and that there was no intention to do so in the event of a separation. However, the amount of money you are talking about is substantial and my recommendation is that you see a solicitor and have a proper agreement drawn up, called a cohabitation agreement, clearly specifying what is to happen and who is to get what in the event of a separation. This would be binding and the courts would follow such an agreement in the event of your separation. It will cost about £500 and could be the best £500 you have ever spent if there is any risk of a separation whatsoever. Happy to discuss further. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am creditd for my time.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what if she does not agree to an agreement. I am hoping to get the deeds in my name only would this make a difference if I could