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Course Pensions on Divorce: A Foundation for Family Lawyers


An essential introduction to dealing with pension issues in family finance cases.

The treatment of pensions on divorce is a complicated topic and one that many practitioners find challenging. In many cases a pension is one of the most significant financial assets to be dealt with on divorce and failure to deal properly with pensions can cause serious problems.

On this half day course you will learn:

  • Introduction to Pensions
  • Why a pension scheme?
  • Features of different types of pension arrangement
  • Private Sector Defined Benefit
  • Public Sector Defined Benefit
  • Defined Contribution
  • State Pension Scheme
  • What is Pension Flexibility and the effect on divorce

  • Valuation of Pension Rights
  • Cash Equivalents – what are these and are they correct to use for divorce?
  • Alternative Valuations – when an alternative valuation to a Cash Equivalent may be appropriate

  • Methods of Settlement
  • General features of the three methods of settlement:
  • Offsetting
  • Pension Sharing Order
  • Attachment Order

  • Consulting an Expert
  • When to consult an expert
  • Instructing an expert

  • The pension sharing process
  • Pitfalls to avoid

For all practitioners wanting an overview of the different types of pension and how they can (and should) be treated in divorce proceedings.

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Helen HowcroftDetails


Excellent introdution to pensions - clear, precise, relevanr. Helen the right person avsolutely

Joanne Grey




Mon 15 Oct 2018 Book

14:00 | Derby
Helen Howcroft

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