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Thanks for your question. It's a very difficult situation, I'm sorry.
To enable me to answer your question could you please respond to the following:-
Is he married to the mother of his child?
Thanks for your reply.
The position is that where a person is not named on the registered title to a property then you can generally only claim an interest in the property if you have made either a capital contribution to it (ie. financing the purchase or pay for significant works which materially increase the value of the property) or have maintained the mortgage payments/paid rent or bills/food (when living there) to a total that is more than you would otherwise have paid in private rented accommodation in the area.
Assuming this to be the case and provided he meets his child support responsibilities until - as you put it - the inevitable happens then she would not be advised by a solicitor to attempt to claim an interest in it because she would have no prospect of any kind of success.
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