Hi, I've been with my partner for 8 years. At the time, he was 51 and had no savings and negligible assets (which he blamed on his previous partner being a gambler). He has never contributed equally and for the first 3 1/2 years, virtually nothing. Then when his daughter came to live with us, I demanded that he start contributing, but it was inconsistent - many weeks there was very little, or nothing. We've had many discussions and arguments regarding this, as I couldn't understand why he never had any money. I've just found out that he has gambled the whole time we have been together. I have property and assets, so, my question is: am I responsible for any of his debt? The debt occurred in his previous relationship, but he did not engage in settlement with her. (He has however paid a some of the debt back since he's been with me, at my insistence, as I didn't want any debt in our relationship - what I didn't know, was that there was more debt that I was not aware of). The debts include fines, state debt, child support for children prior to his previous relationship, bank accounts in over draught and I've found out that he has not paid tax for 20 years. (His income since he's been with me has been very low, but he had several years of well paid jobs in his previous relationship.) If I remain with him, can I be pursued for his debts? ie. can my assets be accessed? I had my own home when we met, but I purchased an investment property whilst with him which was supposed to be our super (as I have little and he has none). This home now has to be sold as the credit cards I've had to take out to get by (due to him not contributing) meant I was drowning in debt. And if we seperate (which appears to be the logical option) - would I liable for any of his debt?