Divorced women miss out on pensions

The Telegraph cited a survey showing that 85% of divorcing women do not take pensions into account in their financial settlements with their ex-husbands.

Yet men typically have much larger pension pots than women, suggesting that women are missing out on a major source of retirement income.

We think the survey was probably flawed, because many divorce settlements involve the woman keeping the house and the man keeping the pension. But divorcing couples should get proper valuations of pension rights as well as other assets.