Can anyone please help as I have had difficulty getting my head round this topic.
Divorced in 1997. Agreed a Minute of Consent Order that specified a) split in proceeds sale marital home 97% former wife 3% myself b) 50:50 split maximum commutable portion occupational pension c) 50:50 split occupational pension which I had started to receive.
In 2012 I reached state pension age and my occupational pension (which had been contracted out of SERPS) was restructured to include / show two GMP elements pre and post 1988.
My question is should both these two GMP elements be included in the previously (1997) agreed occupational pension split? This is noting that that our Consent Order was agreed before the change in law to formally include pension spilts. Is there any way that these GMP elements can be seen as part of my personal state pension as they arrive from my own NI contributions.
I would be grateful for any clarity .
Many thanks in advance