Divorce and pension sharing
in Marriage, relationships & families
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My question surrounds short term marriage 7 years and even shorter living together 3 years during the marriage although over the 14 Yr relationship we saw each other every weekend.
In terms of our 'unconventional' marriage. How are the courts likely to view such a short-term living together arrangement at both her old and new addresses? Im concerned the courts will not be favourable to my cause because of the shortness of living together ?
I would prefer a frank overview here so I can decide what to do next.
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If either of you have a pension, it is unlikely to be a quick process as the financial agreement will need to be ratified by the court.
We're both in our 60s
I have no pension provisions my wife does so I'd be interested to know how much of a claim if any am I entitled to?
If course, there are circumstances to both sides of this it's just the principle I'm after
There isn't a simple formula that tells you what you will be entitled to.
For instance, if your wife was married when she was in her mid-to-late 50s, it's likely that most of her pension was built up before that, so it's unlikely to be fair that you have a 50% share.
A court also considers what your respective needs are - so will look at the over all financial position - your respective incomes and earning capacity, housing needs, state pension provision, other pensions etc. They won't lok at pensions in isolation, but consider them together with all other assets and issues.
You need to talk to a solicitor and will need to gather and provide to them your financial details, for them to be able to properly advise you.