UK Family Law
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Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
When is the baby due?
I have to ask (I am sorry) but are you certain that the child is yours?
How much is the property worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgage?
Where was your girlfriend living prior to moving in with you?
How much does a two bedroom property in the same general area cost to buy?
Your ex cannot force you to leave your home unless you are violent, and she has no financial claim on the property.
However once the baby is born you are under a duty to help house the child until the child is 18 which is where she has gained the idea that you must leave and she can stay
However it is not a simple as she thinks - you can fulfil this responsibility in a number of ways including offering a lumps um to allow her to rehouse herself in rented property
If you do decide to provide a property then you can of course downsize to one more appropriate which would revert to you when the child is 18 or the mother cohabits.
I suggest that try and discuss matters with her using Family mediation
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details