I have been in a common law relationship for 30 years. Me and my partner bought our primary residence together about 20 years ago. I have been paying the bond and home owners insurance every month since we bought the house even though the house is in both our names. I have been supporting him for the last 20 years he does not contribute anything to the household expenses. So my question is, if we sell the house do we have to split the proceeds 50 – 50 just because his name is on the paperwork but he has not paid a cent towards the house? Do I have any legal rights in this matter?

Category:  Marriage and Divorce, Property Issues

Region: South Africa, Gauteng