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Pension contributions - pre-matital assets?

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27 Apr 12 #326790 by hitchin
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I started my pension contributions 10 years before I was married. Am I able to claim these as pre-marital assets?

We have agreed to split everything 50/50, including the pension pot, and have been married for 24 years.

It may be difficult to calculate the % of the pot that these contributions make up as they will have been much less at the beginning of my career but was just wondering.

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27 Apr 12 #326796 by dukey
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In short no, after a marriage lasting that long all assets are joint.

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