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Q. My partner and I are going through a difficult period in our relationship. He seems to work every day on his construction business. Although he has multiple projects, I know it’s becoming difficult to get building materials to complete the projects. The clients are also having difficulty in paying my partner in a timely way because of their own financial difficulties.

I am concerned because he is currently ordering materials from our joint funds and there is a chance these jobs could be delayed for a long time or we could be out of pocket for a long time before his clients pay invoices.

We have three young children, and we rely on him for the income. I would like to come to some sort of agreement with him where I am able to retain the family home and he keeps the construction companies if we were to separate. Is this possible? I would like to make sure that any agreement that we come to cannot be challenged in the future. What is your advice?

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