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Vol 23 No 5 May/June 2018

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Pensions and Family Breakdown 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781853286698
Previous Edition ISBN: 1853289515
Published: March 2008
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £46.00

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When a marriage breaks down, the pension fund is often one of the most important assets in dispute. This book provides a practical guide to the powers the Courts have in relation to pension funds and the way they can exercise those powers when granting financial relief following a decree of judicial separation, divorce or nullity of marriage.

Practical and up-to-date, a summary of the main private and public pension schemes that practitioners will come across, explaining how they provide benefits for members -an introduction to the new unified tax regime for pension schemes brought in by the Finance Act 2004 that will apply with effect from April 2006 to all schemes -practical problems that arise on implementing pension sharing orders against the various different types of pension scheme -helpful analysis of the latest cases, giving the reader an accurate view of current judicial thinking -introduction to the provisions for pension sharing including registered same sex couples as contemplated in the Civil Partnerships Bill. -a new chapter on pensions and insolvency.

Written by a recognised expert in this area, it will be essential reading for family lawyers, actuaries and independent financial advisers looking for practical guidance to this complex area of law.

Family Law, Pensions Law
1. Court orders for financial relief
2. Development of the courts' response to pension assets
3. Pension sharing orders
4. Pension attachment orders
5. Interaction of pension sharing and pension attachment orders
6. Variation of settlement orders and pension schemes
7. Historic development of pension schemes
8. Unsecured pensions (previously known as income withdrawal or drawdown)
9. Public service pension schemes
10. New regime for taxation of pensions
11. Implementation of pension sharing orders
12. Digest of pensions cases
13. Civil Partnership Act 2004
14. Personal insolvency