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Hi, thank you for your question. To confirm - are the parties married and is the spouse named as a beneficiary on the pension?
Thanks for confirming. A legal separation will not end financial ties between the parties, and in any event even after divorce either party can seek financial relief from the other and this can only end by a court order settling the finances or the remarriage of the putative application.
It may be prudent for the pension policy to be checked and a specific beneficiary other than the spouse to be listed and for the husband to pursue a financial settlement which is approved by the court to prevent further risk of claim against the husband.
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