FAQs on Divorce

Please note that the questions and answers below are worded in respect of divorce. However, they’re equally valid in the case of a dissolution of a civil partnership.


Under the FAS regulations, it is not possible to share your FAS Assistance as part of a divorce settlement but we will honour any pension sharing order made up to the date of your scheme wind up.

Under the FAS regulations, Pension Sharing Orders that were not implemented by the trustees prior to your former pension scheme transferring to the FAS will not be recognised by the FAS. The FAS is not able to recognise Pension Sharing Orders because of governing legislation.

As your PSO has already been implemented by your former scheme, your assistance will be based on the level of benefit after allowing for the order. 

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