Posted by Jemma Breban on 19th December 2011

There is no set framework for dealing with pensions in divorce, but a pension is considered part of your marital assets, whether it belongs to you or your spouse/civil partner, and it must be considered in divorce proceedings

The court will look at provision for the family and assess what resources are available to all parties to ensure their future financially. If the court rules that the pension is to be shared, there are two ways this can be achieved:

Courts vary in the approach they take, but the following orders can be used:

Take Financial Advice

Pensions are notoriously complicated, especially when you’re getting divorced. Solicitors are not qualified to give financial advice and therefore it is essential to seek advice from an Independent Financial Advisor.

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