Hello everyone, I am asking this on behalf of a family friend. I would be much appreciated if lawyers and anyone who has gone or is going through this can give him some help. My friend got engaged around the same time his remaining parent passed away and left him with a substantial inheritance. The fiancée talked him into buying a place together. She contributed a small amount to the purchase compared to him. She then moved her son into the house while she rents out of Sydney as she runs a business there (my friend is in Sydney). She did not make any contributions towards the home loan repayments and none whatsoever to the living expenses i.e. utilities and maintenance of the building, insurance/rates despite her son living there. Apart from the weekly visits, they never lived together in a domestic setting i.e. cooking and doing chores. She is now claiming half of the property which includes his inheritance as property settlement. Worth to note: She is claiming a de facto relationship, there are no children from the relationship. What have you done in similar situations? What were the results of any court proceedings? What legal aids are available to him? Thank you in advance.