we married in 1990 and have been split up since 1994,i am now retired and live with my partner of about 19 years .if my wife devorces me what is she entitled to from my pensions and is my partner entitled to anything.thank you, tony.
Province/Country relating to question : suffolk,england
Hi Tony, thank you for the question. The botXXX XXne is as you never divorced, she is entitled to make a claim.
The outcome is that any entitlement will be modest as the delay will be an important factor for the court
to consider.Contribution (or lack of it) will also count against her.Thus the outcome being nominal or very modest. You can`t stop her from making a claim, with all the inconvenience and cost that may involve. As far as your partner is concerned you can nominate her by contacting the trustees of the Pensions Trust Fund and nominating her as your beneficiary (in the event of your death).
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thanks,could you please explain contribution()or lack of it)to me.
Hi Tony, the court look at the contribution each party makes during the course of a marriage when assets are built
up. That is the basis that an equitable division of assets is made. It is clear that the period when the majority of the contributions that make up the pension fund was made at a time when the marriage was no longer in existence. Thus you wife cannot claim that she contributed to the marriage and this asset being accrued and therefore was entitled to a share of your pension.
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