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Pension sharing within divorce proceedings: practical considerations - Charlotte Coyle published in A Professional's Guide to Estate Planning

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Charlotte Coyle, Senior Associate in our Family Team, has been published in A Professional’s Guide to Estate Planning on pension sharing within divorce proceedings.

“It is important individuals are aware of the benefits of having a pension in place after divorce, particularly if they do not have one. Some individuals may have stopped working in order to look after children and therefore after the divorce proceedings have concluded they may not have the ability to enter back into the workforce in order to generate a large enough pension(s) to provide for them in retirement.”

Key things to consider include:

  • What legal rights does my pension have?
  • Do my pensions have the protected element?
  • What are pension sharing provisions?
  • What is a pension sharing order?
  • What is pension earmarking?

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Charlotte Coyle

Charlotte specialises in family law and advises on a full range of children and matrimonial issues including divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation and pre & post nuptial agreements.

Goodman Derrick – Family

Our Family team guide our clients through the legal process so as to minimize the financial costs and to achieve the best possible outcome, the group:

  • provides advice and support for divorce and separation
  • specialises in the resolution of financial issues arising through a relationship breakdown
  • drafts and negotiates cohabitation agreements and pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • focuses on child arrangements and UK and international surrogacy and parental order applications

More information

This guide is for general information and interest only and should not be relied upon as providing specific legal advice. If you require any further information about the issues raised in this article please contact the author or call 0207 404 0606 and ask to speak to your usual Goodman Derrick contact.