Pensions on Divorce

January 2024

The Family Justice Council is very pleased to support the updated version of A Guide to the Treatment of Pensions on Divorce (Second Edition) (PDF) by the Pensions Advisory Group (PAG). The PAG is a multi-disciplinary group of professionals specialising in the field of financial remedies and pensions on divorce.

January 2021

The Family Justice Council is pleased to endorse AdviceNow’s Survival guide to pensions on divorce (external link). This guide is specifically designed to help people going through divorce or dissolution. It makes a potentially daunting topic understandable and manageable, by explaining why and how pensions should be included in financial settlements and providing a wealth of accessible guidance on the practical aspects of doing so. The guide will be invaluable for people tackling divorce or dissolution without a lawyer, as well as for all those seeking a better grasp of this often neglected or avoided issue.

Watch the short film below to see why you need to include your pensions when you divide money and property as part of a divorce, and what steps you should take:

July 2019

The guide is the accessible version of the definitive A Guide to the Treatment of Pensions on Divorce (PDF) produced in 2019 by the multidisciplinary Pensions Advisory Group, with the support of the Council, the report provides a clear good-practice guide for family judges, lawyers and pension experts. It hopes to improve communication amongst the professionals and help address the shortfall in understanding about how they should deal with the valuation, sharing or offsetting of pension fund assets in divorce settlements. Further information can be found on the Nuffield Foundation website (external link).