Pensions & Divorce Advice
Dealing with pensions when going through a divorce is an important step to ensure that your hard-earned money cannot be claimed against after your divorce has been granted by a Judge.
There are many things you need to consider before committing to separating your pensions, such as valuations and the split.
Pensions are a hard subject to talk about in divorce which is why it’s so important to know your rights and how to approach the situation.
Scroll down to the ‘guides’ second below to find articals on:
- Pension sharing orders in divorce
- how to claim pension after divorce
You can find information on all things divorce and pensions in this section to help you understand your options and plan your next steps.
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Divorce & Pensions – Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to share my pension when I divorce?
Your pension should always be included in your financial settlement if you divorce or dissolve your civil partnership. Once you have agreed upon your settlement you will need to write it in a legally binding consent order.
How are pensions usually split in a divorce?
Pensions can be split in one of three ways. These are as follows: pension sharing– receive a percentage share of your ex-spouse’s pension pot, pension offsetting- offset the value of the pension against any other assets or pension attachment order– resembles a maintenance payment that’s made directly from one party’s pension to their former partner.
Can my ex spouse claim my pension years after divorce?
You should always include your pensions within your consent order. If you don’t either party can make a claim on their ex-spouses pension, regardless of how long they have been divorced.
There have been many cases in the press showing spouse’s that have been divorced for 10+ years claiming future and further money and assets from their ex-partner.