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I retired from the police service in 2005. I got married in

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I retired from the police service in 2005. I got married in 2009, and did not know my wife throughout my police service. If we now divorced, is she legally entitled to a share of my monthly pension?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Harris replied 2 months ago.

Hi,

There are a few different options available when dealing with pensions in divorces.

1. Pension sharing - a percentage of your pension goes to your partner.

2. Pension offsetting - here your former spouse may be able to keep a certain asset whilst you keep your pension.

3. Pension attachment - This directs pension scheme trustees to make payments to former spouse from the date the member draws on the pension benefits.

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