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Family Law Consultant Sabina Smith 

Congratulations to Sabina Smith, solicitor and Family Law Consultant in our Exeter office, who has successfully passed https://resolution.org.uk/ accreditation for Pensions on Divorce. Sabina is one of only 23 solicitors nationally to have completed this accreditation, in an area of divorce law that she believes is of increasing importance for her clients.

Sabina said “Understanding the complexities of different types of pension schemes, for the self employed, those employed in private companies, or those working in the public sector, can seem overwhelming for clients and a challenge for their legal advisors. Increasingly however I find that I am dealing with cases where pensions comprise the most valuable assets of the marriage, often worth more than the capital in the family home.

Clients can be surprised when the valuations come back for the pensions and we are looking at five or six figure sums. It is important that the technicalities of these valuable assets are understood by the divorce lawyers so that pensions can be dealt with appropriately and fairly in the divorce. We are all living longer and as part of any divorce settlement, I need to consider how my client will meet not only their immediate financial needs, but also their future needs for their years in retirement.

Over the years I have built up my understanding and expertise in pensions to guide my clients through this aspect of the divorce process. The Resolution accreditation was an opportunity to consolidate and increase my knowledge in this area. It was a rigorous and challenging exam paper and I am delighted to have passed!”

Rebecca Procter, Head of the family Finance Team said “We are delighted that Sabina has been recognised for her specialist knowledge in pensions on divorce. It is so important to have specialist advice in this area. It is a great achievement and her expertise will be a huge benefit to her clients, when pension assets are  being considered.”

Please contact Sabina for advice on 01392 539206 or email [email protected]

Family law