If you’re married or in a civil partnership and you decide to divorce, or dissolve your partnership, the court should take any pension rights into account.
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this would normally mean the total value of all pension rights, regardless of when they were built up.
In Scotland, the value of the pensions built up during the marriage or civil partnership are taken into account. This means that anything built up before the marriage or civil partnership, or built up since ‘the date of separation’, doesn’t normally count.
There are three ways of dealing with personal or workplace pensions on divorce or dissolutions: