On this full-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?

  • Annual allowance
  • Lifetime allowance
  • Pitfalls of accessing a pension to fund divorce
  • Death benefits

First steps in approaching the pensions issue

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
  • Interpreting pension information

Methods of Settlement 

  • General features of the three methods of settlement: Offsetting, Pension Sharing Order and Attachment Order 8 apportionment for period of marriage
  • Utility

Consulting an Expert 

  • When to consult an expert
  • Instructing an expert

The pension sharing process 

  • Pitfalls to avoid
Helen Howcroft

Helen Howcroft

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Helen was brilliant. Presentation and notes excellent, very informative, will be very helpful to use knowledge learned in practice.

Probably the most helpful and enlightening course on pensions I have ever attended. Excellent value for money and thorough, detailed notes. Thank you.

Excellent course, very informative.

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Tue 24 Mar 2020 - 9:30AM London Members save up to 50% off training£510
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