Pensions are often the most complex consideration for divorcing couples. Not only are they frequently the largest capital asset after the matrimonial home, they also represent the reward for many years hard work.
When a party has relied on the intention that their pension will fund their retirement, it can be extremely distressing to learn that it may have to be shared. Similarly, one spouse may have been relying on their ex-partner’s pension, perhaps having given up work to raise the children, and feel in a very vulnerable position.
The law dealing with pensions can be extremely complex and confusing, and we work closely with accountants, financial advisers and pensions actuaries to ensure that you achieve a fair financial outcome.