The breakdown of a marriage is often referred to one of the most traumatic and stressful events anyone can go through. Divorce can also be a costly experience, often including legal fees, a new home, a new car and new childcare costs. So, it’s perhaps predictable that so many need to rely on savings or credit cards for support during this time.
When dealing with finances on divorce, the starting point is an equal division of all the assets within the matrimonial pot. It’s critical that, as part of the separation process, couples take time to think about and discuss one of their single most valuable assets, their pension.