02 February 2015
Dividing Pensions after Separation
The time before and after a Separation can be stressful. Sometimes people are fortunate that the split is amicable and the possibility for conversation and consideration remains open. At other times, it can be difficult to reach mutual agreements and, alongside emotional wellbeing and circumstances, the subject of finances comes into the breakdown of a marriage or Civil Partnership.
Following Divorce or Dissolution, assets - including your finances – are divided. From here it’s a matter of how smoothly negotiations go. In a perfect, straightforward world both parties negotiate directly in person, reaching an agreement that suits everyone involved; at other times Court proceedings are necessary. Both scenarios can be stressful and very emotional for some. Family Solicitors can support you through the decisions and stress and help you divide your finances amicably.
It’s not always the first thing that comes to mind when dividing assets after a Divorce or Separation, but Pensions can be a valuable asset that you may have been building for your entire career and, having accumulated out of view with each pay slip, is now a large sum of money.
As with any asset – financial or otherwise – that you need to divide following Divorce or Dissolution, Family Lawyers can offer expert advice and support in dealing with the options available to you at this stressful time.
For more information read our online legal advice guide about Finances in Divorce or Dissolution which you can download and print.
Slater and Gordon has the largest team of Family Lawyers in the country with offices in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Merseyside, Newcastle, Derby, Halifax, Wakefield & meeting rooms in Bramhall, Cheshire & in Hull, Yorkshire.
Slater and Gordon are a leading family law firm with offices in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Derby, Merseyside, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Halifax, Newcastle, Wakefield & meeting rooms in Bramhall, Cheshire & in Hull, Yorkshire.