Divorce and pensions

Myth
  Myth
“My wife and I have been married for only one year but she has been told that she is already entitled to half my pension.”
Fact
  Fact
When considering assets like this on divorce, whilst you will normally start from a central dividing point, equality can be departed from after all aspects have been looked at. A short marriage is one of the factors that can justify an unequal division, along with other issues such as disparity in incomes, earning potential and the ages of the two parties. A court will look at the length of the marriage when considering the financial settlement, but can also take into account pre-marriage cohabitation in certain circumstances

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