Pensions – always check the scheme rules
Never assume anything about how a pension scheme operates. For example, if the scheme member dies while he is still married, does his widow get a widow’s pension? It may depend on whether the couple have separated or are still living together. Does pronouncement of decree nisi make a difference? Or the issue of divorce proceedings? There is no substitute for checking what the rules of the scheme (the current rules – they can change) say on the point.