Divorce, marriage, starting a family or buying a house

When certain life events occur, it is worth taking a fresh look at your pension arrangements, for instance, taking out cover for your survivors if you get married or buy a house. Make sure you seek good advice when these life events occur. It is also important to reassess your pension if you divorce. It may be the last thing on your mind at the time, but divorce has important consequences for your pension. If you have saved towards a retirement and partner’s pension during your relationship, the law essentially says that half of the savings belong to your ex-partner. However, it is possible to come to other arrangements.