Could you have accidentally left your pension to your Ex partner?

It is very important for people to ensure that their pension death benefits are left to the correct person when they die. Many people are overlooking to change to “expression of wishes” paperwork after they separate from a partner and many people, on their death, are leaving their pension death benefits to an estranged partner.

Some people overlook to update their pension details so they unintentionally leave their pension death benefits to an ex. This can be the case even after a divorce so it is extremely important that people check their pension plan is up to date. There may be pension sharing provision on the divorce so those going through a separation should consider seeking legal advice as soon as possible following a breakdown in their relationship.

For more information and guidance on issues relating to a relationship breakdown or separation please contact our Family law team on 01908 660966 or 01604 828282 or by email

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