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15 Sep 12 #356005 by skint1
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Morning all.
I had my first appointment re FDR on thursday, the other side has accepted I have no savings or assets other than a defered pension.
My Question is:- I have 9.5 years worth of contributions in a defered pension scheme which I last contributed to in november 2007.
I am 38 years old, I lived with the ex from late 2006, we have 1 child together, married oct 2008(she walked out may 2011) and divorced june 2012.
Does she have a realistic chance of being awarded any of that pension. I have no idea how much the CETV is as yet but that information has been requested.
The forecast of it is £5431 per year on me reaching 65 years old.
Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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15 Sep 12 #356021 by WYSPECIAL
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Yes.

Sounds like it is quite a valuable asset so chances are she will want a proportion of it especially if there is nothing to offset it against.

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15 Sep 12 #356043 by skint1
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Anyone any ideas what kind of percentage I will be looking at?

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15 Sep 12 #356060 by WYSPECIAL
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50% would be a starting point but you would need to post more deatils on your incomes, who child lives with etc.

Are you divorced or just Decree Nisi?

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16 Sep 12 #356150 by skint1
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Thank you WHYSPECIAL, I have no issue paying what is fare just don''t want the you know what taking!

We split in May this year after 2yrs 5months of marriage, divorced in June this year.
Will she be entitled to that ammount even though I only paid into it for approx 12 months while we were cohabiting and stopped paying into it 12 months before we were married?

I was declared bankrupt in March this year.

I earn £35k before tax a year pay csa for 3 children. All my income is accounted for and any extra income is paid to the insolvency people.
After full finacial disclosure with csa, tax credits and her part time wage she takes home £16000 a year. She lives with our daughter rent and bill free with her parents. Before we split she was earning £19000 a year in a full time job.

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