Can my husband take half the value of my house?
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My husband and I were together for 25 years but only married for 3. I was fortunate enough to win £200K eight years ago and we went from rented accommodation to the house I am in now with a mortgage on it of £76K. He has recently left me for another woman - the house is in my name only. Given that I bought it with money that I won before we were married, is he still entitled to half of the house? I have a 17 year old son so clearly this issue will be arising in a year. I have consistently earned much more than him but I so desperately didn't want our marriage to end and it galls me that I might have to be worse off now. Particularly as we only really got married so that I could show support for him after he underwent a colonectomy - I thought I was showing solidarity but now I stand to lose a lot potentially.