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Is the house in joint names?
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How long is the marriage/relationship in total?
Your marriage is considered long, therefore the starting point for distribution of your joint assets is 50/50.
You are entitled to remain in the marital home if you wish, but you are not obliged to. Leaving will not change your entitlement to a 50/50 share (unless there is a specified deed indicating the split is otherwise).
Pensions, savings and other assets are also part of the marital pot.
When deciding how to split assets the court considers each party's needs and the needs of any children, and uses the factors in s25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.
If you can agree shared care of your child, then that is the best way to do it - if you can't, mediation is an option and a final resort is court for a child arrangements order.
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