Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
How long have they lived together, how much is the property worth and what income do they each have?
The Wife has applied for a Matrimonial Home Rights Notice - which she is entitled to do and which means that the house cannot be sold unless she agrees or there is a Court Order or a Decree Absolute.
Given the length of the marriage the starting point for division of ALL assets is 50/50 and both parties will have to make full disclosure of their financial position - the wife will also have a claim for spouse maintenance.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details