I wonder if anyone can help?
I divorced 8 years ago and my ex-wife and I kept each kept small pensions that we had, prior to the marriage.
I had a large pension which had built up during the marriage and this was split 50-50.
Since the divorce I have put more money into my small pension and also now have another pension with my existing employer.
My ex is about to go back to Court to apply for an upward variation in spousal maintenance. There are no children involved as my son is 25.
Would my ex also be able to apply for pension sharing of the two pensions that have not already been shared, even though I have built these up since the divorce?
Thanks for your replies, Bagpuss and NowhereToTurn1.
The Consent Order states:
"Save as aforesaid the applications by the Pertitioner and the Respondent for lump sum, pension sharing and property adjustment orders do stand dismissed."
My ex-wife''s solicitor is saying they did not realise I would be paying so much into my pensions after the divorce and if they did they would have asked for more maintenance to allow her to also pay into a pension. They knew how much I was paying into pension at the time of the Consent Order.
Thank you Maggie. But when I retire next year and take a lump sum to pay the mortgage off, I will receive roughly the same monthly amount as my ex-wife is already receiving via her private and state pensions.