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Pensions Act 2008

Section 109: Activation of pension compensation sharing

288.This section sets out the possible orders a court could make under the MCA1973, the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984, the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 and the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985 which, upon taking effect, would trigger the new pension compensation sharing regime. With regard to Scotland, the section also allows for pension compensation sharing to be provided for in a ‘qualifying agreement’ – an agreement between the parties to a marriage or partners in a civil partnership as to the sharing of assets on divorce or dissolution. Although not a court order, such agreements, if made in the correct form and registered, can be enforced through the courts.

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