Divorce and Pensions – are you entitled to a share?
When advising clients about matrimonial assets within divorce proceedings, they often don’t realise Pensions form part of those assets.
It can be the case that one person may have a modest pension, or even no pension at all, compared to their former spouse, especially when one person has given up their career or had gaps in their career to raise children.
In those circumstances it should be possible to obtain a share of the former spouses pension or potentially offset the value against other assets to address any inequality.
Issues over pensions can be complicated so it is important to seek legal advice early and determine if any application to court is necessary and find out what you may be entitled to. At Hewitts Solicitors we can give you specialist legal advice regarding divorce proceedings and financial matters. We have specialist family solicitors in each of our four offices. We also offer a free initial telephone appointment covering advice on procedures, costs and duration helping you to decide your next steps. Please visit our website and contact any one of our offices to arrange your appointment.