In most separations and divorces, employment pensions are matrimonial property and divisible between the parties. Family lawyers at MDW Law in Halifax regularly work with clients who have employment pensions or who are entitled to a share of their spouse’s pension to carry out an equitable division of pension. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of the federal and provincial laws that govern entitlement to pensions, as well as division of pensions.
In some situations, a spouse may wish to keep other assets, such as the matrimonial home or RRSPs, in exchange for the pensioner retaining his or her employment pension. A pension is often one of the most valuable matrimonial assets and we ensure our clients are fully informed when making important decisions about pension division. We work with clients to value pensions and account for eventual income tax consequences to ensure the trade is fair. Please contact us at our Halifax office to find out how we can help you.