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    My parents left me their house when they died. I have been living in it for the last two years with my boyfriend. We are planning to get married and raise a family here. If our marriage doesn't work out, I don't want to lose the house to him. In our marriage contract, can we say that the house is mine no matter what happens?
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    Yes. Your marriage contract can say that you own the house and that its value when you married, and any increase in its value during your marriage, will be yours. But, your spouse will have the same right as you have to stay in the family home if your marriage breaks down. You cannot put anything in your marriage contract to change this.
    If your marriage ends, your spouse may be able to stay in the house until you can agree to, or the court decides on, other arrangements.

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