Thank you for replying. The only asset is the house and contents. No significant debt. He is earning around £20,000 per year.
They have been married for many years - over 20 I think
The house is worth £120.000 but they have a mortgage and also an IVA for around £30,000. He isn't paying into any other pension. Something else that might be relevant is that her mum is living in the house - she's an invalid and will continue to be looked after by my friend after her husbnd leaves the house.
Shes offered half the equity - £20,000 - he says he wants more.
Not that I know of - she wasn't there when they bought the house.