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I have a pension worth £350,000 and I do not believe it is

worth that amount in a... Show More
worth that amount in a divorce settlement. If I want to take the cash out I can take 25% tax free but the remainder will be taxed at a cost of £118,000. So I believe the pension is really worth £232,000 compared with the house asset my wife is having which is £350,000. Am I correct in my interpretation of what my pension is worth in a divorce given the recent changes in pension legislation on taking your funds out post 55.
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Hi, thank you for your question. For divorce settlement purposes the value of your pension is not what you can extract, but rather the cash equivalent value. This is the total pension pot you have accumulated as calculated by your pension company. To be sure of what your pension is valued at you will need to contact them and request the Cash Equivalent (CE) Value or Cash Equivalent Transfer Value (CETV) and they have a duty to provide this to you. This value will be what is considered for divorce purposes.

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