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My partner is pregnant.. We broke up a couple of days before we found out. We've been hoping to make it work but it's a disaster.
I don't know what to do, I can't get through to my partner anymore.. We need to put things straight and go our separate ways.
We both have our names on the title of our house, but I'm the one who has invested everything and continue to pay for everything.
She is now saying she's not going anywhere, she's going to have the baby and stay in the house.
I know I can't kick her out because our names are ***** ***** the title and it's a delicate situation because she's pregnant.. But I'm completely stuck.. What do I do? What are my rights - as the one paying for everything, as the father of the child and in general in a situation like this?
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Solicitor: Chris The Lawyer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

I don't know if you have tried family counselling, or whether it is too late for this. That sometimes can help with communication even if you decide that you cannot live together anymore. Couple counselling will often help with the problem which you identify, which is that you cannot get through to her.

With regard to the house, if you cannot agree on who will stay in the house, it has to be sold. If you have been together for more than three years, then your relationship property will be divided equally. Since the house is in joint names, then the sale proceeds will need to be divided equally.

You may also want to think about parenting arrangements in the longer term. You will be liable for child support once the child is born, and I'm sure you will want to have contact with child. A discussion about these matters would be useful but perhaps wait until the initial issues have settled down

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