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28 Sep 07 #4073 by markp
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hi wonder if any one can help me. I'm 43 and my x2b is 39. I have a pension that was frozen last October when i was made redundant, my x2b as stated that she is going full pelt for my pension, so wondering what sort of percentage she will get, as most of it was paid in before i met her.
She states she does not have pension, which i believe was true uptill last year, when she started working for the local council part time, she states that she must work for them a year before she can join their scheme, but on their web site their state every employee is automaticaly enrolled in the local government scheme at time of employment unless thy contact to opt out. So withher getting the details wrong i think she has apension but will not admit it.

my questions are:-

1- what if she will not admit to having apension.
2- is there anyway i can find out if she has apension.
3- how much of mine will she get
4- if it goes through with her not admitting a pension and i find proof later that she lied can i get any of the amount awarded to her back.

thanks in advance to anyone that can help
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28 Sep 07 #4109 by Fiona
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1&2 TBH if she's only been working for local government part time for a year it's not really worth the legal costs to pursue.

3 Depends on the overall settlement, type of pension etc

4 If there is evidence later that non disclosure of assets radically affected the settlement it can be overturned.

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