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 much are the two properties worth and how much is outstanding on the mortgages.
How much are the savings?
Are there any children involved?
what income do they each have?
Given the length of the relationship the starting point for the division of all the assets is 50/50.
This will include the flat since it was the matrimonial home.
Given that he has been the only one earning then
He may be able to convince the court that it shoudl be a 60?40 split in his favour
It would be sensible for them to try and discuss matters using Family mediation
If the matter goes to court then they will each be responsible for their own costs
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
You are most welcome