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My husband and I are separated and now he has cashed in pensions worth £60k, should I get a share?

30th November 2017 - This is Money

My husband and I have been separated for over five years. He has cashed his pensions in to a total amount of £60,000.

Am I entitled to any of this money?

Jaqueline Major, head of the family team replies: You might already have a formal deed of separation, where your husband has agreed to provide you an income.

However, pension sharing can only be made in divorce proceedings by a court order.

If you wish to get a share of the pension, divorce and financial provision proceedings will have to be taken.

 

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Can my emotionally abusive dad go after my hardworking mum’s pension if she divorces him?

9th May 2017 - Mail Online

My mum and dad are separated and living apart now for several years. Dad was emotionally abusive and unfaithful to mum for years.
He has lost any joint money they had – savings etc. apart from their home. Dad hadn’t paid anything towards the mortgage for years when he left mum and said she could keep the house.She sold the house and what little was left over after paying the debts dad had racked up was then spent on another property.Dad has always said he’d not come after any money from mum as he behaved so badly. But he’s not a nice person and I can see him going back on this.She now wants rid of him from her life – through divorce. But she is retired and lives off her pension, which she worked hard for years as a nurse to get, plus her state pension. Dad doesn’t have a pension of his own.

Jacqueline Major, Head of the Family team, advises…

 

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Civil partnership couple seek Supreme Court hearing

21st February 2017 - The Law Society Gazette

A man and a woman who today lost their Court of Appeal battle for the right to choose to enter a civil partnership are to take the fight to the Supreme Court, their solicitor confirmed.

The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan over an earlier High Court decision refusing them judicial review of the education secretary’s decision not to, at this stage, propose any change to the bar on opposite-sex couples entering into a civil partnership.

Nicola Waldmanprivate client partner comments.

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