After the value of the former matrimonial home, the pension provision of one or both parties may be the largest capital asset of the marriage.
In divorce and pension settlements very often the husband might have a substantial pension provision and the wife might have none or a very limited pension provision because, for example, she has given up her job in order to look after the children. In cases such as this, the wife is likely to be compensated for her lack of pension entitlement as she may have might legitimately expected that when her husband retired she would have benefited from his pension.
It is important to remember that during divorce proceedings there is no automatic entitlement to pension sharing. Many people often seem to think that they are entitled to half of everything, including pensions, just because they are married but this is not always the case.
At Hattons Solicitors we pride ourselves on our expertise and experience. We can advise you of your best options with regards to pensions and divorce addressing any concerns or questions that you have before deciding to proceed.
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