My friend has been with her partner for 23 years,they have two adult children, no dependant children.
The question is they have several properties jointly owned which she assumes will be a 50/50 split, however he owns a business which she is not named on, would she be entitled to a share in this?
In England & Wales the value of any asset including businesses,
, investments and savings held in joint or sole names forms the matrimonial pot. However assets aren''t shared mathematically. Equality in divorce settlements means living both parties living a similar lifestyle to start independent lives and assets can be shared in different proportions to achieve that. Every cases depends on the overall facts in the particular case.