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Pension in divorce advice please

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30 Apr 12 #327404 by bugjam
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Hello,

Am in the middle of starting divorce proceedings with my husband. Been a bit of rough road on deciding on what to do with assets ect.. and cut a long story short gave him the benefit of the doubt so he came away with more but now i have found out i am actually entitled to some of his pension? Is this true?
Together 14 years married nearly 6 years... 4 children ( i have the children)
if it wasnt for the lies he has told me i wouldnt be looking into it, but now i am curious ( sorry if that sounds harsh)

Any advice would be great please.

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30 Apr 12 #327413 by dukey
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You are yes, how much and if its even wise to claim is a whole other story, much depends on respective age if you have a pension and needs of the family, many factors are considered, how much you both earn how you will be housed and as said age is important with pensions.

If your both 30 pension sharing is not relevant.

If your both 55 its very relevant.

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30 Apr 12 #327415 by bugjam
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Thank you for your reply...

we are both late 30''s.

he earns 38k i earn 9k... living in rented, while he is about to buy a house with his new partner. (I have the children with me)

his pension is very good, done through his company and is compulsary as the payout is quite a substantial amount.

is it not worth me bothering?

thanks again

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30 Apr 12 #327433 by dukey
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At the very least you need to talk with a family law solicitor so you have some idea where you stand, after that mediation may be the way to go.

Given he earns a lot more has a decent pension and you have the kids yes its well worth looking into.

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