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If so, your pension, plus her pension , divided by 2... that would the starting point..
Assuming you get 50% of her pension too?
Statistically, men normally end up in a better finacial position than women after divorce, womens are more than 3 times as likely to find themselves living in poverty following a divorce than men, for example.
(the only 'female advantage' is that women tend to have slightly better outcomes then men in terms of death rates in the years following divorce, although I haven't seen any detailed research as to whether this reflects women's longer life expectancy generally, or whether the rates are different in divorced people to those who were never married (I belive that there is evidence that married men live longer then unmarried men, and women who have never married live longer than those who marry, even in modern times when deaths rleated to childbrth are low.
And bearing in mind that there is still a gender pay gap it's not unreasnable to try to achieve fairness despite that!
Also, even in childless relationships it can be very common for one spuse to contribute more finacailly and the other to do more of the non-finacail things that benefit you as a couple, both are relvant in deciding what is fair
If the couple always kept their finances separeate then there are situations where it is accepted thatit'sfairto continue to treat them separtely on divorce, but that is not the usual position or the way the law works, so even of you disagree, you are still bound by the law and a Judge will apply it if they are making the decision.