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If you are to divorce then the house, or the proceeds of sale of the house, will form part of the matrimonial assets (together with all other assets/liabilities of you and your wife) upon which you will have to achieve a financial settlement over in the process of your divorce.
In marriages of your length there is a presumption that each party shall be entitled to an equality (50/50) of the matrimonial asset pool, the Court is generally very reluctant to depart from equality unless there are children who will be cared for post-divorce by one party, where there is a significant imbalance in earning power between parties or where one party requires more money in order to maintain a reasonable standard of living (eg. because of ill health).
It is a matter for negotiation between divorcing parties (or their solicitors) if one is insisting on receiving a larger share than the other and sometimes people settle on the basis that they do not wish to incur the expense, stress and time needed to litigate.
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