You may or may not have a financial interest in the property depending on what contributions you made to it. Even indirect contributions can be taken into account such as food and bills et cetera but they are not as persuasive in pursuing a claim as direct contributions such as mortgage and repairs. The only time indirect contributions are taken into account would be if the person who owned the property would not have been able to afford it without your input.
So you may or may not have a financial interest in the property.
BUT you have a dependent child and you are both under a duty to provide a home for dependent children until they reach 18 and therefore, there is a good possibility that you would be able to stay in the property until the child reaches 18 if you are going to be the main carer of the child which it appears you have been until now.
You would however be liable to pay an occupational rent in respect of your occupation of the property in his name.
If the child lives with you then you would be eligible for child maintenance at the CMS rates which are here
Do read the whole document but the basic rates start at the top of page 18.
Child maintenance is reduced by 1/7th for each 52 nights that the non-resident parent has the children.
There is no liability for spousal maintenance because you are not married.
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