I left the Armed forces in 2007 and split from my wife in 2010 with full time custody of our child with whom I remain in the house. Her lawyer is going for a 50/50 split on the house plus her 50% of her part of my pension. As I put my gratuity into the house which was fully commuted does this not mean she is getting this gratuity part of the pension in effect twice. Worryingly 2 solicitors seem unsure of how this works out. Has anyone experienced similar?
It is not only the date of separation that things are taken - if there was money in the pension pot before marriage then that value is also relevant. As I understand it it is the amount accumulated DURING the marriage that counts, so it would be 50% of the difference between the CETV at separation date & the CETV at the date of marriage.
Similarly, I''ve just been asked to provide vouched figures for my bank account & credit cards, etc. as at the date of marriage, having already supplied them for the date of separation. However it appears that it''s irrelevant that those pre-marriage balances were racked up while living together for 5 years before marriage, so looks like I''m getting further shafted by the ex