What happens to pensions on separation or divorce?

Harry Crummy, pension consultant and certified financial planner, examines the implications for pension holders who separate or divorce

17th April, 2016
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Harry Crummy, pension consultant and certified financial planner

Although the legislation facilitating the splitting of pension assets has existed for more than 20 years, the topic can still cause difficulty for separating couples.

Pension entitlements are valuable assets and, in many cases, will be the largest asset after the family home. The dividing of pension assets are only possible by means of a court order and can only be made following a judicial separation or divorce.

It is, therefore, prudent to engage a solicitor...

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