I divorced in 1998, and we sorted out the finacial details outselves (neither of us signed any documents).
I now realise how much his pension is worth. My small one is worth £22,000 (as a pot of money)I only paid in part time for 9 years. His pot of fulltime work over an 18 year period was of course alot more. He also had an AVC which he paid £100 pcm from 1992. Can I ask for any of it. Would what I got at the divorce be taken into account (I got the house (with mortgage which I carried on paying)I sold the house in 1999 for net £54,000 and carried on paying the endowment which matured in 2001 I got around £14,000.
He kept the savings which were in his name of around £14,000.
I earned £13500 pa and his salary at divorce was £30,000 pa.
Yes as in this is what happeing to me, but leaving suprise for X to find out what the implications are and costs. It will cost according to my legal advice at least £700 to set up the pension order that must be paid before they will transfer any court order, so no order paid no pension settled.
Yes you would be entitled to some of his pension.
They would work out what you were entitled to upto the time of your divorce. All assets ect would be disclosed from today but they would work back from the time of divorce.
My husbands ex did just what you are thinking of doing five years after they divorced. The courts worked back and awarded what was accumilated upto divorce.
Beware though, it cost his ex wife, 30 thousand pounds in Lawyer fees, 3 years to do it all for 30% of his pension.
He offered her 50% when she first started but wanted 75/80%, took 3 years of hell fighting it!