[file] I WAS DIVORCED IN JULY 2003 ( Decree Absolute 15TH JULY 2003 )A PSO WAS AGREED FOR 37% OF MY PENSION AS FROM 6TH AUGUST 2002.
IN JANUARY THIS YEAR MY NEW PENSION PROVIDER ( MY COMPANY WAS BOUGHT 6YRS AGO ) INFORMED ME THAT MY EX-SPOUSE WAS LOOKING TO IMPLEMENT THE ORDER FROM 2003!
SEVERAL E-MAILS LATER, MY PENSION PROVIDER INFORMED MY EX-SPOUSE THAT THE PSO WAS NOT VALID AS IT WAS FOR ANOTHER SCHEME IN WHICH I HAD NO MONEY, AND I WAS NOT PREPARED TO GIVE MY CONSENT TO ANY TRANSFER.
I DID NOT KNOW THE PSO HAD NOT BEEN IMPLEMENTED AND THE LAW STATES SHE HAD 4 MONTHS TO IMPLEMENT.
I HAVE JUST RECEIVED A LETTER FROM MY EX-SPOUSES SOLICITOR SAYING THEY ARE LOOKING TO GO BACK TO COURT FOR A VARIATION OF THE PSO, AND INVITE ME TO CONSENT TO THE PROPOSED APPLICATION TO VARY THE ORDER.
MY DIVORCE WAS A FULL AND FINAL SETTLEMENT BUT HOW DO I STAND WITH THIS PSO AND GIVING PERMISSION TO GO TO COURT FOR A VARIATION ? ?
This sounds really messy, there is scope for either you or your ex to lose out financially here. Someone messed up, either your legal advisors or the administrators of your previous pension scheme. As a starting point you should establish the train of events in terms of correspondence between solicitors and the pension scheme.
Thanks for your reply and I have a train of events which seems quite simple to me.
My ex, thought she would get more money by leaving my pension pot grow ! This is only guess work but I know she is such an evil thinking person.
The question I raised was, are my actions so far ( refusing to pay ) legal,I do not want to pay out on a PSO which is not addressed to my current Pension Provider.
Or am I waisting my time as she will be able to go to Court and get a variation order.
Wikivorce doesn''t offer legal advice on the forums/helpline etc.
I think, as Ian has said, you should seek legal advice from a solicitor on this matter. I can understand that you are desperate for advice and information, but for that you need to see a solicitor as your situation is complex and rather messy