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Good afternoon, thank you for your question, I am sorry to hear about your ex partner. Legally you are entitled outright to the pension and nothing will happen if you refuse to sign it away. There is nothing to stop the family from contacting the pension scheme and requesting them to review the position, but you don't have to do anything if you don't want to.
It wouldn't go to court. Their only route is to ask the pension company to review things.
Good luck, do you have any further questions?
Thank you for your question, I will close this thread for now.