Hi - wondered if anyone could help. My soon-to-be-ex and myself have agreed to a 50/50 pension sharing arrangement - but there will be a charge of around £2K for this, which has to be paid before implementation of the pension sharing arrangement.
My lawyer is suggesting that this charge is shared between me and my ex, but I don''t think my ex has the money to pay this up front, as she is on benefits, and receiving legal aid. (I''m working) Is it possible that her share of this pension sharing fee be paid by legal aid, and/or taken out of the proceeds of the sale of the house in the future?
Brilliant - thanks for the help. I don''t think my pension fund will allow the charges to be deducted from the value of the pension - they seemed pretty clear that the money has to be paid in full in advance of the sharing arrangement.