Hi, I know that this isn't a legal forum so I know that I'm going to have to go to a solicitors for advice and guidance but I thought I would ask the question as someone might have been in a similar situation and might be able to provide some help / info. I was with my ex (we was not married) for 15 year, we have two daughters 15 / 13 and back in Oct 2010 we split up. Since then, I've got married (to the person I should have meet all those years ago ☺ and she has also married. The concern that I have is would she be entitled to any future financial gains that my Wife and I are going to have. As an example, I've been contracting for a while and tomorrow, I'm going permanent. I've opt'd for the pension scheme and life insurance, would she have any legal right to any of this money.. I've also done a bit of research over the past couple of days and you hear / see people talking about ‘Common-law wife / husband' but I've also read that legally, there is no such thing. What do you think ? I would also like to add that I pay maintenance to the ex (via direct debit) but have nothing legal and binding.. My concern is brought on knowing that my ex is driven by money and if she could screw me for more money she would. All I want to do is protect the my wife's and I financial future..