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Pensions and Family Breakdown 2nd ed isbn 9781853286698

Pensions and Marriage Breakdown

ISBN13: 9781853289514
ISBN: 1853289515
New Edition ISBN: 9781853286698
Published: February 2005
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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, the third edition includes: 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
Introduction; 1 Court Orders for financial relief; 2 The development of the Courts' response to pension assets; 3 Pension Sharing Orders; 4 Pension Attachment Orders; 5 The interaction of Pension Sharing and Pension Attachment Orders; 6 Variation of Settlement Orders and pension schemes; 7 Current pension tax regimes; 8 Income withdrawal/draw down; 9 Public service pension schemes; 10 The new simplified regime for taxation of pensions; 11 Implementation; 12 Digest of cases; 13 Civil Partnership Bill; 14 Personal insolvency; Appendix: A. Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 sections 5, 10, 21 to 31A inclusive, 37; B. Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 sections 12-24 inclusive, 27; C. Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 sections 19, 21, 23-51 inclusive and schedules 5 and 6; D. Undertaking by Party with Pension Rights not to draw benefits under a Pension Scheme in such a way as to frustrate a Pension Sharing Order; E. Glossary