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Helen Hill
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Experience:  LLB Law, Licensed Conveyancer and Probate Practitioner, Fellow of CILEx, Trust and Estates Practitioner (STEP)
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My daughter's name is on the deeds. They are not married,

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My daughter's name is ***** ***** deeds. They are not married, but are separating and have sold the house. How much is she entitled to by law?X
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?
Customer: No. Not married
JA: Family Court normally sits in a local County and Magistrates' Court. Do you know the location of the court? If not, what county do you live in?
Customer: Bedford
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just an answer to our first question

Thank you for your question and I am sorry to hear of your daughter's situation.

In the absence of any documentation that states otherwise it will be assumed to be a 50 / 50 division of the equity if they are unmarried. Documentation that would defeat this assumption of equal shares would be a Declaration of Trust over the property or evidence of a higher contribution to the purchase which would then imply a constructive trust in her favour.

I hope this is useful, do you have any other questions I can help with?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for this. No Declaration of trust but he did put more in

If he has evidence of that he may be able to claim a larger share of the equity equal to the amount put in, so you might need to be prepared to move slightly from the position of equal shares.

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