Pensions and divorce

Pensions and divorce doesn’t need to be complicated. To help you have easier conversations with your clients, we’ve produced the following technical support articles.

What are the options for dealing with pensions on divorce?

Once pension assets have been identified and valued, the solicitors representing the divorcing couple will agree what is to be done with them as part of the financial settlement.

For many people their pension is one of the most valuable assets they have. The value of any pension assets must be considered in any divorce settlement or on the dissolution of any civil partnership.

Our frequently asked questions

Here you will find the answers to some of the questions we are asked most frequently. 

Guide to the Treatment of Pensions on Divorce - Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation funded study Pensions on Divorce found that there was a widespread lack of confidence amongst practitioners on the issue of pensions on divorce, poor quality pension disclosure on the court files and a substantial proportion of potentially unfair outcomes.

The project was set up the Pension Advisory Group - an interdisciplinary working group - whose purpose was to provide an in-depth analysis of how pensions on divorce should be approached, particularly in relation to valuing pensions and offsetting them against other capital assets.