Pensions And Divorce
Hilbre Island, Wirral
Helping you settle your finances after a marriage breakdown
Sadly divorce, or in the case of civil partnerships dissolution, is a fact of life for many people, and disputes about how the financial assets of a separating couple should be fairly divided are commonplace.
Of all the areas we cover divorce is probably one of the most potentially complex for our clients. Pension offsetting, pension sharing, pension earmarking, attachment orders . . . intimidating jargon is everywhere. And it all arrives just at a time when you’re not likely in an ideal frame of mind to make sense of it all.
“We’ll explain the different pension settlement options available, helping you make an informed decision.”
That’s why getting advice from an Independent Financial Advisor is vital in making sure that you and your family are being treated fairly.
After the family home, pensions are likely the most valuable matrimonial assets, and dividing them fairly is can be a complex, detailed process. And accurately valuing the existing pensions, to make sure that you and your family don’t suffer financially down the line, is crucial.
The best place to start is with our free initial appointment. We’ll begin, as we always do, by listening carefully to your position and your concerns. We’ll explain the different pension settlement options available, helping you make an informed decision. And throughout the process we’ll be here to answer your questions, gather the information that you’ll need during the divorce negotiation and advise you and your solicitor on your financial position.
We can’t promise to make divorcing any less difficult or painful. But we do promise not to add to the stress – by offering timely, clear, jargon-free advice with you and your family’s best interests in mind.
Getting the settlement that’s best for you
At Graham Carter & Co. we’ve 50 years’ experience providing advice during divorce. We’ll work closely with you and your solicitor, advising on the best way to divide marital pension assets and gathering the information that you’ll need to efficiently and accurately complete the financial review, saving on time and legal fees. And we’ll carefully look at the valuation of your pension assets (mistakes here could cost you thousands).
We’ll be here throughout the process to support you. And we can review your overall financial situation, including your pensions, savings and investments, leaving you free to begin the process of moving on.