Is your pension threatened by divorce?

Divorce is a stressful time. The end of a relationship is difficult, both emotionally and financially. Dividing up the assets you share as a married couple is one of the toughest parts of a separation.

Anything you have under a shared name must be considered. Your assets could include property, money in the bank and pensions.

Since divorce pension sharing was introduced in December 2000, pensions MUST be included in a divorce settlement. In other words. pensions are part of the total marital assets you share and as such a pension will be shared with your spouse in a divorce settlement.

IN A DIVORCE SETTLEMENT, YOUR PENSION COULD BE SUBJECT TO EITHER AN EQUAL 50/50 SPLIT, OR AN EVEN HIGHER AMOUNT AWARDED IN FAVOUR OF YOUR EX-SPOUSE.

Pension sharing isn’t always the first thing divorcing couples think of. Typically, most people focus on what will happen to the family home. But pensions are in most cases one of the biggest assets of an estate, so it’s important to plan correctly for your future.

If you are considering, or are currently in the process of legally divorcing from your spouse, then you need to take immediate action to protect your pension from being misappropriated in a divorce settlement.

It is imperative that you talk to one of our professional pension trust specialists prior to making any offers of settlement to your spouse. Failure to do this will result in you being subject to an unfair settlement regarding your pension funds.

WE CAN PROTECT YOUR PENSION ASSETS FROM DIVORCE SETTLEMENTS

If you wish to talk to one of our professional pension trust specialists, then please fill out the form on this page and you will be contacted shortly.

Why you need to protect your pension

  • A valuable asset
    Couples often think their family home is the most valuable asset they own, whereas in many cases the pension of the working member can be equally valuable – more so when you consider that it can provide you with a regular income for the rest of your life.
  • Increasing divorce rate
    The number of marriages ending in divorce is increasing dramatically. In 2018 the number of men aged 65 and over whose marriage ended in divorce rose by 23%; the figure for women was even higher at 38%.
  • Years of savings
    You will probably have spent decades building up your pension. Do you want to lose your pension with the stroke of a pen?
  • Antiquated laws
    The number of people divorcing later in life is increasing, but the old-fashioned laws which split pensions 50/50 are still in effect.

How we can help you

We can protect your pension assets from divorce settlements

Talk to us before agreeing to any asset split with your spouse. We can help prevent an unfair settlement.

Valid for all types of pensions

Regardless of the type of pension, provided your fund is in excess of £150,000, we can help you.

Contact one of our Pension Trust Specialists now by filling in the enquiry form or calling one of our specialists on:

+34 711 067 092

Danger – As a result of your divorce you could lose your pension.
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Please note that this bespoke service is only if your pension fund is in excess of £150,000. If so, then rest assured we can assist you in protecting your pension, helping you to plan for your future.

Our head office is based outside the UK. All information and advice are not subject to FCA rules and regulations. You will not be covered by the Financial Ombudsman Scheme.

All pension protection options offered by Portcullis Asset Management are regulated and registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).