Thank you for the question. Most monies inclusive of savings, pensions, stocks, properties etc. which have been obtained by both parties during the course of the marriage are considered matrimonial assets and therefore legally belong equally to both parties. Therefore if you have both saved a total of £100k throughout the marriage but £70k of that came from your partner's savings (during the course of the marriage) you are still entitled to £50k. Therefore legally you are both enticed to half of the matrimonial assets even if one of you has contributed more than the other. Obviously this is a very black and white way of looking at it and matrimonial assets may not include everything owed by both of you such as inherited property for example. Therefore if you have separated, then I would look at obtaining a separation agreement which will outline your fiduciary rights moving forward. I would advise instructing a solicitor in this matter so you are fully aware of all your rights prior to entering into any agreement.
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