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Let the pension sharing delays begin!

The April reforms have put a lot of pressure on pension companies to deal with clients who want to cash in their pensions. But unfortunately some companies have been given bad exposure in the news, in this case, Prudential.
ent Mr X. So Mr X said that his client had a pension sharing order following her divorce. Then in Februar… Prudential had claimed that the pension sharing delay was caused by them being inundated bec

High Risk/Low Risk Pensions

​I am often asked which pensions are potentially the most risky when it comes to pensions on divorce and particularly, pension sharing. Another common question is at what value can all pensions be ignored?
pension sharing. Another common question is at what value c

Pension Sharing – Is Hallam alive?

This week I was shocked to learn that the Hallam pension formula might not be as extinct as I had previously thought.
of the pension share value is placed on the pension sharing order in monetary terms …avoured as an approach in the early years of pension sharing this approach I thought had gone the way of

LGPS Pension Credits: Should I CARE?

Local Government Pension Scheme Pension Credits: Why Should I CARE?
t that time the methodology for implementing pension sharing orders also changed. CARE is short hand for … eg Pension Sharing Order implementation. So watch this space an

Local Government Pension Scheme – Huge change to Pension Sharing Credits

The Local Government Pension Scheme changed from a Final Salary basis to a Career Average Revalued Earnings “CARE” basis for pensions accrued from 1st April 2014.
But this change will cause major issues when pension sharing because of the way that pension credits are … was unexpected is that pension credits from pension sharing orders actioned by the Local Government Pens

Groundbreaking Pension Sharing On Divorce Study

The first detailed study into pension sharing on divorce since its introduction in England and Wales in 2000 has recently (March 2014) been published by Hilary Woodward and Mark Sefton of Cardiff University.
The first detailed study into pension sharing on divorce since its introduction in England…f the court files. Its findings suggest that pension sharing is a positive addition to financial remedies

Dodgy Pension Expert Reports

As part of the work I do I am often contacted by solicitors, and clients going through divorce directly, to look at pension reports and to comment. The worry I have is that from this relatively small sample of what must actually be out there, is the numbe…

The End of Legal Aid

Cuts to the legal aid budget that come in next month are going to leave many vulnerable families deprived of vital services that only professionals can supply.
you get a fair settlement or implementing a pension sharing order. If you feel that you may be affected

Pension Sharing FAQ – When is a Cash Equivalent Transfer Value the right value to use?

Technically speaking the cash equivalent transfer value (CETV) represents the expected cost of providing the member’s benefits within the scheme.
when completing a pension sharing order it is possible to take a higher pensio… resulting in a significant pension sharing increase for our client. So before proceedi

The Rising Cost of Divorce

You can’t get divorced unless you get married. Aside from stating the obvious, I’m underlining the point that these days marriage seems little more than a precursor to divorce.

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