What do i do? Me and my partner of 5 years have recently seperated. It was an amicable split as we both decided the love in our relationship had gone. We have two boys together who are going to live with her whilst i sought myself out somewhere else. Whilst things were going smoothly when i recently stated that i would be round to collect my belongings and the furniture that i had before we were a couple i was promptly told to forget it, the locks had been changed and although i could have my personal belongings such as clothes, statements, passport etc, there was no way that i was taking anything that she needed to maintain her normal life.
Where do i stand on all this? I basically bought everything in the entire house and she has left me with nothing and her only argument is that i can work to replace everything wheras she cannot! On top of that she expects me to carry on paying all the bills whilst the local authority sort out her finances am i obliged to do this?
We asked our partners over at the childrens Legal Centre to look at your post and give some thoughts as to organisations that might be of help to you. We have posted their reply below.
[size=85:u4v8l4dm]Thank you for contacting the Children's Legal Centre, a unique independent charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people.
Your query is regarding separation and the payment of bills. We specialise in child law advice and cannot give specific advice on these issues. Outlined below are organisations that will be able to provide further guidance on these issues.
You explained you were having difficulties with regard to collecting belongings from the property etc. For specific housing advice, please contact Shelter at
> or telephone on 0808 800 4444.
Community Legal Services Direct also offer housing advice and for more information please visit the following link
> . There is also a calculator on the website which can establish if you are eligible for public funding. If you are eligible for public funding we recommend you seek the advice of a Solicitor.