Divorce: Is Your Pension Your Biggest Asset?

Keeping your pension could be your top priority in the division of marital assets during a divorce, writes Solicitor David Higgins.

Often when discussions about divorce arise, there is an assumption that the family home is the biggest asset and parties to a divorce may place a major focus on the family home. However, in reality, and certainly given property market values of the past few years, a pension may be the most valuable asset.
Typically the parties and the courts will deal with the pension itself, the pension lump sum, spousal death in service benefits and spousal death in retirement benefits. It should be noted that if one spouse has a substantial pension and the other spouse has none …

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