I was married for 25 years plus 8 years living together. We both worked for the same company. I took out the company pension immediately and my ex about 4years into our marriage. Will the 8 years we lived together and the pension I accrued still count in the settlement or just the years that we were married. I am not trying to be miserly and wish for a fair settlement of both pensions and assets.Their are no children, my younger ex eife has good employment income as does her new partner. I however am in receipt on my pensions and now unable to work at 63 years old. My partner is also on a state pension.
A divorce under Scottish law will only take account of the pension during the relationship. In England, Wales & Northern Ireland (EW&NI) it is usually reckoned that the whole lot is included, up to the end of the relationship. Some have argued that even in EW&NI only pension built during the relationship should count, but a barrister I asked about this concept says that it is a flawed argument.