Pensions and divorce

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Whilst divorce rates have fallen over the last 25 years, the proportion of divorcees over age 60 has followed an upward trend. These individuals are likely to have built up considerable pension assets and need the most financial advice with their divorce, even if they don’t first realise it.

Due to a lack of consistency in pension and divorce cases, the Pension Advisory Group published “A Guide to the Treatment of Pensions on Divorce” in 2019 which is the “go to” document for professionals working in this area, so throughout the presentation we explore the content to uncover best practice.

Given the Resolution body has previously estimated the Divorce & Separation market to be worth £500m p.a. to advisers, it’s likely to be an area you may wish to investigate further.

CPD learning outcomes - 60 minutes

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  • Understand how pensions fit within the divorce process.
  • Explain the role of financial advisers and PODE’s in the divorce process.
  • Understand the factors influencing the valuation of pension assets on divorce.
  • Have an understanding of the options available for pensions in a divorce settlement, and their advantages and disadvantages.

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The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. The firm is on the Financial Services Register, registration number 117672. It provides life assurance and pensions. Registered in England and Wales number 99064. Registered office: 55 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0RL.