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I am a Solicitor and will assist you.
I am so sorry to hear about what has happened.
Do you have any specific lega questions that I can assist you with?
I can tell you that should divorce proceedings be issued then either of you is able to make a claim in respect of the matrimonial finances.
In relation to a long marriage, such as yours then the starting point for the division of the matrimonial assets is equality.
The matrimonial assets does not just include the house but any other matrimonial assets including pensions, savings etc etc.
The court look at the following criteria when deciding if it should depart from equality:
Basically if any of these apply to you - such as you earning less than your husband, then you should actually be arguing for a larger share of the matrimonial assets for you.
If your husband does earn more than you can also seek spousal maintenance.
Let me know if you have any more questions.
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