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Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Survival guide to pensions on divorceThe launch of the Survival guide to pensions on divorce on 20 January will be a welcome step towards the demystification of the tricky topic of pensions on divorce. The new guide is a key publication in the work of the Pension Advisory Group, led by Cambridge Family Law’s Hilary Woodward with Joanna Miles also a member of the core team. It is a clear, step-by-step guide, aimed primarily at helping couples who are divorcing understand the importance of including pensions when they consider their financial arrangements post-divorce. It covers the different types of pension, what the law says about them, how to find out what they are worth, how to reach an agreement and what to do if an agreement is not possible, when expert help might be required and where they might find that.  The guide is also likely to be of use to non-specialist professionals working in this field, and complements the Pension Advisory Group’s Guide to the Treatment of Pensions on Divorce published in July 2019.

The Survival guide to pensions on divorce has been endorsed by the President of the Family Division and the Family Justice Council. It was written by the Law for Life team with help from the Pension Advisory Group.

The project has been funded by the Nuffield Foundation through the Faculty of Law at The University of Cambridge, but the views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily the Foundation.