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Divorce and pensions explained – how to make sure you get a fair deal

22nd March 2024

The Telegraph

From choosing your lawyers to working out your childcare arrangements, the list of important decisions you need to make while going through a divorce can seem never-ending.

But while issues such as what happens to the family home and pets can tug on your heart strings and need an immediate solution, there’s one less emotionally charged asset that you cannot afford to forget: pensions.

“Do not underestimate the importance of your spouse’s pension,” said Joshua Gerstler, financial planner at The Orchard Practice. “For most people, they are the most valuable asset you will ever own, second only to your home.”

Despite this fact pensions can often be overlooked when it comes to divorce agreements, which can mean some spouses will miss out on thousands.

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