If you and your partner are splitting up and you have children, its important to think about where theyll live.
Asacouplewho live togetherbutarentmarried or in a civil partnership, you dont have any obligation to support each other financially after your break-up. But as parents,youreexpected to pay towards the cost of your children.
One parent might be able to make a claim against the other for the right to remain in the family home.
How you do this and the laws that give you these rights varythroughoutthe UK.
Itdoesntmeanthe personwhoremainsin the home wouldownit,orowna share of it but they might be given the right to live there for acertainnumber of years. This wouldusuallybeuntil the youngest child reaches a certain age.