Divorce is a hot topic at the moment, with government plans to reform the process and, in doing so, hopefully reduce conflict. Under current rules, couples getting divorced need to blame each other for the breakdown of the marriage on grounds of ‘unreasonable behaviour’, adultery or desertion. Alternatively, divorcing couples need to prove they have been separated for at least two years, even if this separation is mutual. However, if the divorce is contested, and a spouse cannot prove ‘fault’, then couples currently have to wait 5 years before a divorce is granted.
Missing out on pensions when getting divorced
This 850 word blog looks at the disadvantages of missing out on pensions due to getting divorced, as pensions are not discussed as part of divorce settlement negotiations. Written on 17th September 2018.