Pension sharing

Pensions are often the most valuable – but most overlooked – asset during divorces. Invest in your future with our expertise. 

Pensions are a critical part of planning for your future but they can be complex and confusing at the best of times. Dealing with pensions on divorce is rarely straightforward. What will happen if my pension is divided up? When will I retire? What income can I expect to receive? These are just some of the questions people have to think about. Specialist advice is essential and we are the experts when it comes to pensions. 

We are also well-known for our particular expertise in advising on pensions with an international dimension. 

Our lawyers

We have an international reputation for skilfully handling even the most complex and challenging of pension problems.  

Our experience

With many years of experience advising on pensions, no matter how novel or complicated your issue is it is very likely we have considered it before and we will know how to solve it. Recently we have:

  • Successfully negotiated the share of a large pension fund associated with family companies where there were significant problems with illiquidity.
  • Prevented a client suffering a 55 per cent tax charge on his pension fund with an innovative approach to the structure of the pension share. 
  • Advised on specialist pension funds such as the Judicial Pension Fund as well as the full spectrum of public sector pensions and overseas pensions.
  • Secured pension sharing orders over English pensions following an overseas divorce, receiving requests for help from as far afield as the USA, Canada and Australia.

Our clients

With clients coming from a wide range of backgrounds, we advise on the  full spectrum of pensions including: 

  • personal and private pensions
  • company and workplace pensions 
  • self-invested personal pensions
  • final salary pensions
  • small self-administered schemes 
  • teachers, NHS, police, firefighters, civil service, local government and armed forces pensions 

Legal resources you may find useful

www.divorce.co.uk 
Our dedicated site for divorcing couples provides a wealth of information to help support you and your family through separation and divorce. 

www.cohabitation-law.co.uk 
Our innovative site aimed at unmarried couples provides a wide range of free advice from buying a property together to dealing with separation. 

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