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Common Law Issues The law regarding common law relationships is different than in cases of divorce. Discuss the issues that affect unmarried couples here.

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:04 PM
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You continue to pay your share as if you were still living there ... AND ... he also pays you to compensate for your loss of use of the place (which should cover your shelter expenses somewhere else).

This is called 'occupational rent'.

That's the 'theoretical' way it works.

Then you could just agree that these 2 items cancel each other out. I'm not sure if this 'canceling out' has any impact on your eventual share of the home equity (e.g. your participation in house value increase/decrease after separation date).

In any case, as long as your name is on the mtg, your credit rating is at his mercy. Possibly you can arrange that you pay all of the mtg and he pays all utilities/insurance/property tax, plus your occupational rent?

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