My partner of 7 months and I are pregnant. My partner is on Centrelink benefits, lives at home with his mother in a rented house and has no real savings or assets (other than a cheap car). I earn a good salary, own my own house, investment property and shares etc. There are 2 ways things could go in coming months: 1. We stay together to raise the child and he moves into the house that I own 2. We split up and he will likely pursue joint custody For option 1 - I have read about Binding Financial Agreement – Cohabitation Agreement, 90UB - for couples intending to live together, but not yet sharing a residence and consent orders. I am wondering how solid these agreements/orders are and if my assets and savings would be secure if we were to move in together and later split up? For option 2 – I have read about child support agreements and I don’t want any payments from him but am concerned that I may end up having to pay him money following a child support assessment if he takes regular care of the child. Is there a way I can protect myself? Is it better if his name isn’t on the birth certificate? Any help would be greatly appreciated.