After 11 years of cohabitation, we decided to split. We have 2 kids, 3 and 8.
We agreed that I will have kids for 2 days per week and she will get 5.
She is working part time despite having an option for full time as I was always working from home and doing all school runs. However, she always wanted a part time to have more time.
She was going to move out and rent some property, I also offered her £7k just to help at the beginning. She can afford to pay the rent with UC and her part time work plus child support from me.
Last year I purchased the house, and it is only in my name. I pay 100% mortgage and bills. However, recently she said she is not going to move out and that she will be getting a Mesher Order to stay in my house until youngest kid is 18. She also said I will have to move out and still pay the mortgage. I was shocked to learn this could be possible. I am in no position to pay the mortgage and rent every month. Currently I am on UC as my work decreased a lot and I am barely affording the mortgage.
Is it possible for her to do it even if we never married and the house is only in my name?
Hi Mentos, our single parent helpline may be able to advise if you are the primary carer or you have a 50/50 custody arrangement – if this does reflect your circumstances please call (freephone) on 0808 802 0925 opening hours Mon 10-6, Tues 10-4, Weds 10-1, 5-7, Thursday and Friday 10-4
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