The Family Law Company acted for a wife who was married for 30 years. Her husband was very possessive of his money and told his wife that his pension belonged to him as he had worked for the duration of the marriage whereas she had had a career break for maternity leave and then only worked part time (so she could continue to care for the children).

We advised the wife that she was entitled to a share of her husband’s pension even though it was in his name, because it was a marital asset, and that her contribution of looking after the children and his of working were equal in the eyes of the Court.

We pursued this argument and the wife was awarded a share of her husband’s pension, which will give her the same lump sum and income on retirement as him.

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