Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:-Are you in England or Wales?-How old are you both?-How long have you been married?-What other assets and pensions do you both have (both sole and joint), together with values?-What is your incomes?-What is the value of the home and how much outstanding mortgage is there?
-How many bedrooms is the home?
Thank you for confirming. Firstly, the home will likely be deemed to large for her to remain living there solely and a court will likely agree that it should be sold and proceeds divided between you.
Given your larger salary and current poor prospects of your wife to earn any more income a court may feel it is appropriate that she obtains over 50% of the equity in the home in order to rehouse herself in a one bedroom property.
In relation to any spousal maintenance, if she were to receive a lump sum and reinvest it in property (thereby not have any savings) then she may be eligible for benefits.
Spousal maintenance will likely be deemed appropriate if she cannot meet her reasonable needs and you are within your rights to demand that she continues to make efforts to increase her income to discharge your liability.
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