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Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. When were you married and when was the house bought?
He has no claim on the house or the pension. Anything acquired in contemplation of marriage or after the marriage would be termed matrimonial property and subject to division. Anything prior to the marriage and unrelated to the marriage is not taken into account. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
I don't agree with the statement that he is entitled to half your widows pension. He is entitled to a pension share of any value of pension accruing during the course of the marriage but a widows pension wasn't contributed to as a result of the income and efforts of the parties during the marriage. It arose from the income and efforts of your late husband. I would be opposing any suggestion that your widows pension is considered relevant. Savings on the one hand and debts on the other are only taken into account insofar as they arose during the course of the marriage. Anything premarriage is not taken into account. The same applies to a car. Whether it is taken into account as matrimonial property depends when it was acquired. Frankly your marriage is so short there will be very little to be counted as matrimonial property.