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Contracting out & court dates (2 Posts)
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02 November, 2017 11:34AM
Contracting out & court dates
bengalgirl - 02 November, 2017 11:34AM
Hi - just a couple of questions that I hope someone can give me answers to.

1. Regarding pensions that have been contracted out. I really can't understand this system and it seems these pensions cannot be taken into consideration in a divorce settlement. This seems so unfair. Is this really how it works as it seems it's just a way that my husband has cushioned himself when he was able to?

2. I have a court date for my first hearing coming up soon. How long is it generally between the first, second and third court proceedings?

My husband has lied throughout this whole process and managed to siphon money away to various members of his family for obvious spurious reasons and I have no doubt these monies will be returned to him after the divorce is all over.
Re: Contracting out & court dates
Andyk - 02 November, 2017 01:08PM
If your husband was contracted out then he will either have a pot of money in his own name to purchase benefits with which can be shared, or that element of the State Pension that he contracted out of would be guaranteed under an occupational pension - which would have to be valued for the pot.
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