German pension after divorce – special questions 2
We have already described that spouses have to share the pension rights after the divorce, if one of them has acquired a pension in Germany during the marriage . It is irrelevant where the divorce took place and according to which foreign law (not German law).
What happens, if my ex-spouse died after the divorce?
Generally we can state that it is irrelevant, it does not matter, your claims will prevail. The claim will only be lost, if the one entitled to the share dies, because the heirs cannot inherit it.
Death of the ex-spouse makes the legal procedure a bit more complicated. But this should not be your concern. That is what lawyers are for.
We will check, if you have a claim in Germany towards the pension rights of your ex-spouse. And if we come to the result that you have a claim, we will enforce that for you before the German courts.
Thus we can probably considerably improve your old age benefits, maybe even secure your old age through a guaranteed pension from Germany.
If you think you might have a claim, you can contact us here. We are happy to assist you in getting what is yours in Germany.