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What assets of the marriage are there?
Was the pension accrued during the marriage or before or both?
How long were you married?
For a long marriage like yours, the starting point is a 50/50 share of all marital assets.
The court then looks at the factors listed in s25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 to see whether the starting point needs to be adjusted. You can find the exact list of factors here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1973/18/section/25
You'll see that there are a variety of factors the court will take into consideration in order to try to come to a fair settlement between you.
These are just starting points - it is impossible for anyone to tell you exactly how much you might be entitled to without full financial disclosure from both parties. You will need to make a financial claim to the court during the divorce proceedings - and can do so on Form A.
There is no 'usual'. As I said, full disclosure would be needed.
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You need to gather all the financial info you have together so that when you do financial disclosure you have everything you need.
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