Just pondering myths about pensions:
"Normally only pension accrued during the marriage is split 50/50."
From reading years of posts about pensions I don''t think this has any truth in it; repeating it gives it a dangerous credibility.
Not sure if this is relevant to this thread but STBX''s pension is the only real asset to deal with in my financials.
His solicitor wrote to me saying that has the majority of his pension was obtained prior to our marriage i would not be entiled to anything and please would i just go on my merry way and stop wasting their time.
i did not beleive this due to circumstances, and anyway at the hearing for MPS i brought the judge told him that he needed to supply a CETV and amended my application to include all pensions provisions.
he is still refusing to supply one - unless i pay for it but it certainly seems to me that the court is going to take his pension into account.
In England & Wales though it''s quite common for divorce settlements to fall in the range between 50-70% in favour of the parent with the majority care. Whereas there may be a higher probability in some circumstances of sharing pension only accrued during the marriage 50:50 those circumstances are fairly limited so it isn''t "normal" IYCWIM.