Pension at divorce

Pension at divorce

Divorce is a major event that involves a lot of regulatory work. One of the most important things to take care of is retirement. At Gimbrere Legal, we understand how complex this process can be and are ready to assist you. We offer in-depth insight into settling your retirement in divorce with the help of an experienced personal and family law attorney.

What is pension at divorce?

When you and your partner decide to separate, all joint assets must be divided. This also applies to the accrued pension. The pension can represent a significant value and it is important to understand how to divide it correctly. At Gimbrere Legal, we help you make the right agreements and record them.

Why hire a lawyer?

Dividing pensions in divorce is a legally complex process. Engaging an attorney can help you secure your rights and ensure that all agreements are properly recorded. At Gimbrere Legal, our attorneys ensure that the process goes smoothly and that you get what you are entitled to.

Divorce and retirement: The basic rules

In the Netherlands, the Act on Equalization of Pension Rights in Divorce (Wet VPS) applies. According to this law, the ex-partner is entitled to half of the retirement pension accrued during the marriage. This applies to both formal divorce and legal separation. Special partner’s pension, which is paid to the ex-partner upon the death of the participant, is also covered by this law.

Pension after divorce and remarriage

A common question is what happens to the pension after a divorce and subsequent remarriage. If you marry again, your pension rights may be affected. Our attorneys can provide you with detailed information on this and help make new arrangements if necessary.

How is the pension distributed?

Pension distribution can be done in several ways. You can choose equalization, where you receive a portion of your ex-partner’s pension each year once they retire. Another option is conversion, where the pension is converted into a pension right of its own. This prevents future dependence on your ex-partner. Our attorneys can advise you which option best suits your situation.

What to do if pension is not settled?

If pension after divorce is not settled, complications can arise. It is essential to have the pension equalized immediately after the divorce. Our specialists will help you with this and ensure that everything is handled correctly. This prevents problems at the time you actually retire.

Your right to pension after divorce

It is important to know your rights in a divorce. In addition to the statutory plans, there are often supplementary pension plans through the employer. Our attorneys will look at your specific situation and make sure you get what you are entitled to. This can range from retirement pensions to special partner pensions.

Retirement and divorce: practical tips

In the event of a divorce, it is advisable to conduct a review of all pension rights. You can do this through the Uniform Pension Statement (UPO) or Make sure you are aware of all the details so that you are well informed during the distribution process.

Dividing pensions in a divorce is a crucial part that requires careful attention. At Gimbrere Legal, we provide you with the expertise and support to make this process as smooth as possible. Whether it is equalization, conversion or remarriage advice, we are here for you. Contact us today for a consultation and find out how we can help you with your retirement and divorce.


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