Break-ups can be expensive, whether you’re married or cohabiting. If you’re unmarried and your partner has left home and stopped paying bills they have contributed to creating, chances are you’re in a state of panic and are wondering what to do next. One of the most important things to do in this situation is to find out exactly where you stand legally and see if there is anything you can do to resolve the problem. It’s always best to challenge any financial issues stemming from the end of a relationship immediately rather than waiting for your problems to worsen.
Prioritise your debts
If you don’t currently have the cash you need to pay all your bills, make a list and prioritise your debts. The most important debts usually include rent, mortgages, council tax, gas and electricity as these are the debts where non-payment or late payment could lead to the biggest consequences.