When we separated several years ago, we had no formal court order. We divorced formally last year and ex now seeking ancillary
relief! I got a CETV in 2010, but retired last year and wonder what the current position would be?
The financial settlement is based on the position at the time of divorce. If the pension is in payment it is frequently treated just as an income stream - unless it is clearly more than adequate to meet income needs and could/should be shared.
Any lump sum you have received would be a factor as would property you each own etc.
Does he have a pension? To advise you more effectively we need to know how long you have been apart and what your current situation is as well as:
Length of marriage (+ any cohabitation)
Incomes (inc any benefits)
Children - ages, genders and arrangements for them FMH Market Value (or own properties and when purchased) FMH outstanding mortgage (or own properties)
Pensions CETVs if possible OR annual pension income (see above)
Any other assets in sole or joint names inc savings (this would include lump sum from pension) - endowments, ISAs etc
Liabilities .. debts in sole or joint names accrued pre-separation (or post separation is spent on essential living costs).
Yes, he has a pension which is roughly the same as mine.
I am 64, he is 60.
Married approx 18 years. Separated 6 years ago - he has cohabited since then - I am alone. I have our son aged 17 with me. He pays £287 p m via CSA - this will cease in august.
I own our house, which he transferred to me in exchange for a cash settlement six years ago. I have no mortgage. He owns a house with his co-habitee - they may have a mortgage but if so not a large one. In addition to his pension he works part time and she works full time. I do not work.