I have been separated for nearlly 5 years and thinking of divorce from a very money oriontated man that i was married to for nearlly 23 years, children are grown up. 3 years ago I walked away from the house with £5,000 (there wasn''t much equity in the property) I do want my share of his pensions which i know he will object to. I don''t have much money and need to do this as cheaply as possible but i don''t know what to do or where to start any help please
If you have been married for such a long time you will certainly have a claim against his pension but from what you say he is not likely to hand it to you on a plate.
I''d say you need to divorce and apply for a financial order. Before doing this I''d take legal advice because I am no expert in pensions.
There are costs in splitting pensions, but you have to weigh the costs of a split against the situation if you have no pension at all. Some solicitors will give 30 minutes'' free advice, but it will need to be from a family law solicitor with experience in this field. Your average conveyancing solicitor will not be able to help.