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How would these pensions be split - any ideas?

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13 Feb 08 #13804 by colin
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Currently separated after a very short marriage of just over a year although did co-habit for a year or so previously. We have a young baby girl of 12 mths old and have been living apart for 6 mths.
We both have pensions of approx the same value and contirbutions paid in during the marriage so i am thinking that will cancel out but i also have an old policy from 10 years ago from an ex-employer, it is a final salary scheme not payable for another 26 years or so worth about £50k transfer value i think.
Would my wife have a claim on this too even though it was all this time before our relationship?

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18 Feb 08 #14306 by DownButNotOut
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Bearing in mind the very short duration of the marriage and the high admin costs of sharing pensions, I would fully expect each party to retain their own pensions in your circumstances.

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