Can anyone tell me whether my wife would be entitled to 1/2 of my current pension value, or a %age of it based on how many years we have been married. I was paying into this pension for 3 years before I even met her
You cannot treat the pension in isolation. All the other factors have to be taken into account.
Have you tried the Divorce Calculator on this site - that should give you an idea of how the whole thing works.
The only general principle is that she is entitled to claim a share of your pension.
It clearly makes a huge difference between say two cases:
- 1 year marriage , no kids, both earn the same, both have pensions - in which case she probably will get none of your pension
- 20 year marriage, 3 kids, you earn 50k, she earns 5k, you agree to 60:40 split in assets - includinging 70:30 house in her favour and 50:50 split of your pension.