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i am 70 years of age, been married 10 years, i live in a council house with no assets,and have been separated 5 years, i have a private pension of £580 net per month saved to marrying my current wife, i have a state pension of £110 per week and no savings, i work nights in a hotel with wages of £900 net per month. (total approx £1600 net ) my wife 28 years old Gambian (uk citizen) currently working as a carer and about to do a 2 years masters degree relying on grants to support herself. she is not agreeing currently to divorce. would she be entitled to any of my wages or pension income on divorce?
there. This is a very complicated area of law. However, broadly speaking the answer is she could be awarded part of your pension income. In December 2000, legislation came into effect that allowed pension sharing on divorce. There is no obligation on the courts to insist on pension sharing. It is simply one of several options available, along with earmarking and the traditional method of offsetting pension rights against other matrimonial assets. As a result, not every divorce will result in a pension sharing order. This would also apply to your general income i.e. your wages. Is there anything else you would like to know?
thanks, ***** ***** really answer my question, i was aware of this prior to your reply, expected a more definite answer
, in the worse scenario re pension would she be likely to be awarded up to 50% of annuity income, as she has decided to do masters to go with her existing degree is it likely the court would decide i have to pay her maintainence
again, just seen you are in USA, re your advice is it equally applicable to uk ? thanks john