Pensions can, in some cases, be the largest asset of the marriage. Pension valuations will need to be obtained and disclosed as part of the divorce or dissolution process.
Pension valuations can sometimes be “undervalued” this is why it is important to speak to family solicitors who understand pensions and the need for pension actuarial reports.
The court can make various orders in respect of pensions such as Pension Sharing Orders, Pension Attachment Orders and Offsetting (where one parties’ interest in the pension is offset against another marital asset i.e. the house).
Please do contact us for advice on pensions in divorce.
Being based in Hampshire and Wiltshire we are in the heart of Salisbury Plain, the largest military training area in the UK. We have a large number of serving and retired military personnel who find themselves in a relationship breakdown which can cause more complications.
We have considerable experience with the Armed Forces, Navy and RAF divorce to include all aspects of the Armed Forces Pension Schemes 1975, 2005 and 2015. Military pensions can be more complicated than other types of pension so it is crucial that you take advice. Claims against pensions can remain even after divorce unless there is a court order dealing with this aspect.
We can advise you in this respect and offer a 10% military discount to all serving armed forces personnel.
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