Advisers need support with complex divorce advice

Unfortunately a gender pensions gap exists and men are more often than not better off in retirement then women, but divorce often plays a role in this as many do not take into account a partner’s pension.

When going through a divorce the court can make a pension sharing order to provide a transfer from a spouse with a greater pension provision to the one with the lesser. But many people do not know this exists. For example, a 2021 study looking at divorcees aged 55-64 found that men had an average total private pension fund value of £100,000, while women had accrued just £19,000. 

On this week's edition of the FTAdviser Podcast, news editor Amy Austin is joined by Andrew Tully, technical director at Canada Life and Rachael Hall, co-founder & director of advice firm Seven Stages to talk about advising on divorce and the splitting of pension assets.

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