Hi, I just read Matt Pitcher's blog Legal Sexism about how many women get a raw deal when it comes to divorce because they don't get a share in their husbands' pension.
The issue of women and pensions is a serious one, but it is often a debate that gets pushed under the carpet.
For example, just before Christmas the government scrapped plans to allow women to buy back up to nine yeas' worth of National Insurance contributions and qualify for a full state pension - but the timing of this meant the news passed by largely unnoticed.
It can be hard to get your finances back on track after a divorce. As Matt points out, the two main reasons why women miss out on their share of their husbands' pensions are
1. Wanting the split to be amicable and
2. Bad/incorrect advice from their solicitors
Has anyone had any experiences with divorce/pensions? Or any advice they'd like to offer people is a difficult situation?