Pensions are often the most complex consideration for divorcing spouses. Not only are they frequently the largest capital asset after the matrimonial home, they also represent the reward of many years of hard work. When a party has relied on the idea that their pension will fund their retirement, it can be extremely distressing to find out that it may have to be shared. Alternatively, one spouse may have been relying on their ex-partner’s pension, perhaps having given up work to raise any children to the marriage.
Due to the above, we will work hard to ensure that the least disruptive and most equitable agreement is reached.
The law surrounding pensions can be extremely complex and confusing – we work closely with accountants, financial advisers and pension actuaries to ensure that our client’s achieve a fair financial settlement on divorce.