As you go through married life, most couples plan for their retirement, but what happens when you divorce?
Pensions are just one of the issues that are looked at and it's not unusual for one person in the marriage (often, but not always, the wife) to know very little about their pension situation.
Although this article has been written for a US audience, the principles still apply.
Achieving a secure retirement should be a primary financial goal for all adults. Ideally, married couples work as a team to plan for their retirement, invest and save according to strategies they discuss openly with each other and their financial and tax advisors, and check in on a regular basis to make adjustments as needed. In the real world, though, things often work quite differently –and not nearly as well.