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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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Hi, my civil partner and I have parted after 11 years together.

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Hi, my civil partner and I have parted after 11 years together. Now whilst I have paid into the house and for bills, decorating, furniture etc. I have never paid the actual mortgage. We are just starting to look into the dividing of everything. My now ex maintains that I wouldn't be entitled to anything from her or the house. Is this true? Or am I entitled to anything financial from the dissolving of the partnership. I hope to hear from you soon
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How much is the house worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
What other assets and debts are there and what income do you each have?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for responding. The house is currently worth £125000 and the outstanding mortgage is around £20000. My ex has a car and motorbike whilst I currently have a car on finance. My ex has a credit card but no other debts I'm aware if. Because of my situation I've just entered into an IVA for debts that total about £3000.
How much do you each earn?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Sorry you did ask previously. I currently earn £14500 pa. My ex earns around £16500 pa
An 11 year relationship gives you a clear financial claim on your home
The fact that your partner owned the property at the start of the relationship means that a 50/50 split is unlikely - but 70/30 in your partners favour - or even 60/40 is possible
You should try and negotiate this with your ex using Family mediation
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