The problem with a long marriage is retrospectively valuing the pension accrued before marriage. In Scotland there is a crude way of doing it by dividing the current value of the pension by the total number of years contributions were made and multiplying that figure by the number of years contributions were made during the marriage. That doesn''t produce a very accurate result.
I disagree as my OH has no pension and he has financially decieved the family. I don''t think he should automatically get half my pension. I have to bring up the children with no financial help from him as he is self-employed and fiddling books -
Surely it needs to be on a tested bases.
But perhaps I know not enough about it - so only my opinion.