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Old 12.12.2011, 20:27
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Divorce and Pension Funds Calculation

Hello everybody,

A friend of mine is seperating from his wife and would like to know how is the pension funds being calculated.

Is this that only his pension funds gets halved or are both "his+ the one of his wife" + add up together /2 divided by two?

He also heard that only the one who has more pays the half, means if the wife has more, does she pay the husnand?

We thank you for the clarification of this mathematical equation

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Is this that only his pension funds gets halved or are both "his+ the one of his wife" + add up together /2 divided by two?



Regards!
This, if you are talking about second pillar. His both the wife's starting from the date of marriage then split down the middle. Whatever was put into the second pillar "during the marriage" e.g. my ex started working in Switzerland before we were married, so his is halved only from the date of our marriage.
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Old 12.12.2011, 21:33
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Re: Divorce and Pension Funds Calculation

Thank you for answer. So was it only your husband's money that was affected or also yours, say you were working?
Thanks for letting me know
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Re: Divorce and Pension Funds Calculation

I was working as well but not for the whole time. Still the second pillar is split 50/50 during the duration of the marriage. The reasoning behind it is that even if someone wasn't working, they were contributing to the household. Regardless of who is working when, whatever anyone put into the pot during the length of the marriage gets divided in half.

So even if the wife did not work at all, whatever he put into his second pillar would be split down the middle.
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Old 12.12.2011, 22:41
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Re: Divorce and Pension Funds Calculation

Be careful... if both pensions were started on the day of the marriage then the value of both pensions on the day of the divorce is added, then divided by 2, then whoever has the larger amount pays out to the other so that both end up with pensions of the same value.

But if a pension was started before the marriage then the contributor is allowed to ask for a valuation of the pension as if the contributions had started on the day of the marriage.. and then the above is applied.

And, as always.. that's the default position.. everything is negotiable
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Be careful... if both pensions were started on the day of the marriage then the value of both pensions on the day of the divorce is added, then divided by 2, then whoever has the larger amount pays out to the other so that


both end up with pensions of the value.

But if a pension was started before the marriage then the contributor is allowed to ask for a valuation of the pension as if the contributions had started on the day of the marriage.. and then the above is applied.

And, as always.. that's the default position.. everything is negotiable
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Does it mean with "the one who has the larger amount pays out to the other so that both end up with pensions of the value." that if one has for example 5000 and one has 1000 they both end up having 7500? Or one end up 5000+5000(half of the ten) n the one who had 10000 end up with 5000? Thank u all for ur replies
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Thank u ipoddle!
Does it mean with "the one who has the larger amount pays out to the other so that both end up with pensions of the value." that if one has for example 5000 and one has 1000 they both end up having 7500? Or one end up 5000+5000(half of the ten) n the one who had 10000 end up with 5000?
They both end up with the same amount of that acquired during the marriage, not the total of the pension.

Say one has 5000 before, and another 5000 during, and the other 10000 before and 10000 during, they will end up with 5000+7500=12500 and 10000+7500=17500 respectively.

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