Hi All I have recently split from my fiance of 11 years. We are able to work out all of our financials and property settlement, and have come to arrangements but cannot reach a decision on the house. I have paid for the entire mortgage plus household bills while my ex has paid for food and general living expenses. My reason for wanting to stay in the house is because I have no family or friends where I live and I don't want to go back to renting. My ex has many friends and all of her family here and has many options for living elsewhere. I am frightened that this will turn into a legal fight in family court and cost a lot of money. I work in retail management and have limited time and finances now to fight this. I have a free 1/2 hour session with a family law solicitor but don't know how to use the time wisely to ensure a positive outcome. Any help would be appreciated.