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What might be better may be to try to understand the mechanism by which settlements are reached - As you say - every case if different.
Add up the assets, deduct the liabilities, watch out for pension valuations (CETV isn't really its true monetary value).
Then look at circumstances - His earnings potential, your earnings potential, his working life, your working life.
Are there any special needs? disabilities?
Kids at uni? what provision for them?
If I recall correctly, you have no dependents still at home, you would earn considerably less than he would, so instead of 50:50, perhaps it should be 60:40, or 65:35.
Sadly divorce in this country is a no blame game, so although he was the adulterer, it makes little difference to the division of assets.
Spousal maintenance is usually calculated as being a third of the joint income pot - add his and your nett incomes together, divide by 3 and deduct your nett income off - the balance is the spousal maintenance figure he should be paying you.
Maybe he might want to keep his pension and will negotiate with equity against his pension, and spousal maintenance - many ways of skinning a cat!
See how you go, and if I can help, let me know
Best of luck - calculators at dawn!