German pension after divorce – special questions 8
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).
Does my „ex“ have to cooperate during the legal procedure?
Yes, this cooperation is necessary. The ex-spouse needs to give information about when he worked and where. For this he needs to fill in a very detailed questionnaire. The questionnaire will be sent to him through the court and has to be sent back within a period of time, usually a month.
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.