As part of any discussion regarding family finances following divorce, it is important to consider pensions. As Robert Bellhouse, family law expert with Ware & Kay in York & Wetherby explains, this is particularly so if compared to your former spouse you only have a very modest pension of your own or perhaps no pension at all.
‘In many cases, it may be possible to obtain a share of your former spouse’s pension pot in order to address any inequality in entitlement’, explains Robert Bellhouse, ‘but it is important to seek legal advice early to determine whether an application to the court is appropriate and, if it is, to ensure that any order made is fair’.
When can a pension be shared?
The court can make a pension sharing order where legal proceedings are issued to…