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Hello my name is ***** ***** I can help with this matter. Is the pension sharing case in relation to a divorce?
Ok thank you. Yes, you will have to give a mandate (authority) stating the nominated person has your authority to discuss the pensions. If this is a workplace pension or a private person, you should call up and find if they have such an individual who can deal with this matter. The person you will need is a financial actuary and a pension company will have these. They will undertake all of the work on your behalf and will advise as to what your liability is in terms of both workplace and state pensions. Your state pension however, should not be shared in the divorce. However, the infraction about this pension may be required to correctly calculate liability, for example if on partner paid the others contributions then this will be taken into account. These are very complicated calculations hence why you require an actuary to do them. However, to answer your question, yes you will have to provide authority however, whomever you appoint will have a mandate sheet, all you really need to do is provide ID and sign the sheet for them to act. I sincerely ***** ***** all the best with this matter.
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Yes! Your state pension should not be taken into consideration in divorce proceedings. This may just be a clerical oversight. However, if you do as advised above and appoint an independent individual, then they will know this and sort it out even if it is in the legal papers.
Then I would definitely object to it. Just because the claimant's solicitor wrote this, it doesn't give it any weight. They will have to abide to what has been set out by the court. I can't see any reason that they will include you state pension in these proceedings.
That is what I thought as the pensions can take a while. Once an independent individual is appointment they will act independently (regardless of who appoints them) they should not be able to touch your state pension especially since the court have not asked for this to be looked at.
No they don't have to contact your work unless the require some kind of information from them but they should be able to get all of the information they need from the pension company, not your work. If you have an issue with them contacting your work then you can ask them to let you know if they need to contact your work in advance so that conversations don't go unknown to you.
Yes, I would imagine they will have to contact your pension company to get information for the calculations.
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