What happens if your marriage breaks down:
- Will your pension be protected in the divorce?
- Who has legal rights over the children?
- Who gets the family home?
Will your pension be protected in the divorce?
Your pension should be included in your financial settlement if you divorce or dissolve your civil partnership. Even when you agree on a settlement, it should be confirmed through a court order. If you’re not married, or in a civil partnership, your pension can’t be shared if you separate.
At Beacon Wealth Management we have a large team of Pension Specialists who can help make sure your pension is best protected.
Who has legal rights over the children?
If possible, both parents should try to remain friendly and work out a reasonable and agreeable custody agreement that the court will likely approve.
Who gets the family home?
The fact that a house is in your name after divorce will not have any bearing on who gets the house. Property rights in divorce are worked out in exactly the same way as pensions and savings accounts – in other words, your property is considered to be part of your ‘marital assets’.
Beacon Wealth Legal understand that making the decision to consult a family solicitor can be a difficult and emotional one. We are members of Resolution, which means our solicitors are committed to resolving any family dispute as quickly and amicably as possible.