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What happens if I get divorced?

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The courts are required to take pension rights into account in divorce settlements.

They can do this by offsetting the value of your pension against other assets, issuing an earmarking order, or issuing a pension sharing order. Further details can be obtained from the pensions team. If your personal circumstances do change, please ensure you keep your ‘expression of wish’ form updated.

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The Law for Life charity has published a comprehensive guide about pensions and divorce - This link opens in a new browser window on its website. The guide provides lots of information about how divorce can affect your pension, including how the Courts deal with pensions, and the steps you need to go through.

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