We focus on our clients needs, offering sensible, pragmatic and cost effective advice which works for the long term future of all concerned.
Pensions are generally one of the most valuable matrimonial assets yet can be overlooked as parties are often consumed with their immediate capital and income position. We will provide you with the best advice to help you consider the full financial picture and to plan for your future.
The Courts have the power to give pension shares so that you receive a share of your spouse’s pension at retirement age.
Pension valuations are often complex and various considerations need to be taken into account. The usual valuation taken by the Court is the “Cash Equivalent Transfer Valuation” of the pension. However, this often isn’t sufficient. The true value of the pension must be investigated. This is often true of Final Salary and Local Government and Civil Service pensions.
We have experience in advising upon a wide range of pensions in divorce cases and will consider with you where it is beneficial to you on a costs basis to obtain further valuations. We have links with Independent Financial Advisors and Pension Actuaries to ensure you cover every base.