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Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Are you in England or Wales?
-Are there any prior formal agreements between you?
-What are the proposals for your child together, ie. Who will be thr main carer?
Thanks for confirming. If you remain the main carer you would be entitled to seek child maintenance which will be based on his gross income and how often, on average, the children stay overnight with him.
In relation to the wider income and assets, given that you are no married you have no automatic right to these and can only pursue a claim if you are able to demonstrate that there was an intention that you would be compensated or obtain assets. In terms of maintenance for your needs, you are unable to apply for this as a cohabitee given you are not married and there is no automatic entitlement to be compensated for any contributions in a non-matrimonial relationship.
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To add to the above under Schedule 1 of the Children Act the father is under a duty to help house the child until the child is 18 which will potentially allow you to remain in the property until your youngest child is 18.
Unfortunately at that point you would have to leave and you would have no financial claim on the property.
You may find it more effective to negotiate a lump sum payment now - not sufficient to purchase a property but potentially enough to provide a deposit.