Your pension can be one of your most valuable assets. Whether you are entering a new spousal relationship (such as getting married or a new common law relationship), ending a spousal relationship, or getting a divorce, you will need to inform us.
If you have or had a spouse, common law partner, or registered domestic partner, and you have been living separate and apart with no reasonable prospect of resuming cohabitation, the pension benefit you earned during the period of marriage or cohabitation may be subject to division, pursuant to a court order. Up to one half of the pension benefit earned may be awarded.
Marriage breakdown is calculated according to the rules of the Pension Benefit Act.