As a consequence of more competitive salaries, increasing property prices and buoyant investment portfolios, pensions can now in fact form a large proportion of the family asset base.

This is particularly relevant information after the breakdown of the relationship. Recent Legislation now stipulates that on the breakdown of the marriage a party is entitled to claim a share of their spouse’s pension. There are many different types of pensions all with complicated rules which set out when you can retire and when you can take the various benefits available to you under the pension scheme.

What do I do now?

Our experienced specialists lawyers understand the worry and distress conflicts involving children can cause and approach all matters sensitively and sympathetically, for the benefit of all concerned.

We advise and represent children, parents, other family members and foster carers at all stages of the process. This starts from the earliest involvement of social workers and includes meetings, case conferences and any subsequent care or related proceedings, as well as the adoption process.