I will be 60 years of age next week, when I will pick up my occupational pensions from Royal Mail and civil Service. My wife is 48 years of age. We both live in Scotland.
We share the mortgage. We have been married for 9 years. We have no children together, but she has 2 children aged 32 and 28.
If I was to divorce her, would she be entitled to a share of my pensions?
From my own experience I believe she can only claim against the portion accrued during the marriage. You would get a CETV value for as at the date of marriage and as at the date of separation, and I believe that is the differences in that amount which she would be able to claim against.
However I understand that, rather than pension sharing, you could offset a higher proportion of your share of the other assets (house).
If any of that information is incorrect then I''m sure one of the more knowledgeable Wiki peeps will correct me