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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999

Structure of the provisions about pensions on divorce and nullity

Part III

This Part amends existing matrimonial and family law to enable the court to make pension sharing orders in relation to divorce and annulment. It also makes provision amending the earmarking and attachment provisions, and extends the England and Wales provisions to overseas divorce and nullity.

Part IV

Chapter I sets out how, in relation to a pension arrangement, a pension share is effected and the result. Chapter II makes similar provisions in relation to SERPS.

Part VI

The general provisions for the Act in Part VI contain some measures relating specifically to pension sharing. In particular, see

  • Section 83 part (regulations and orders)

  • Section 84 (consequential amendments relating to Parts III and IV)

  • Section 85 part (transitional provisions)

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