Exes could face pension cut-off

Ex-wives with some types of pension rights secured by divorce settlements could lose them as a result of the change in the pension rules, says the Telegraph.

‘Earmarking orders’, used up until 2000 as a way of allocating part of a pension fund to a wife after a divorce, do not prevent someone from cashing in their entire fund under the new rules. Newer forms of settlement usually called ‘pension sharing’ are secure, but experts say people with earmarked settlements need to review them.