German pension after divorce – special questions 13
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).
Our marriage was really short. Does this affect my claim?
Usually there is no equalisation of pensions if the marriage was shorter than three years, unless one of the parties asks for it. Background of this is probably that in Germany a gain of – let´s say – 35,- € per months is not really worth the trouble. For Germans living in Germany. But there are regions in the world – and we do not have to go to for that – where 35,- € per month matter. So legally you can claim the equalization, practically no matter how long the marriage was. And we would explain to the court that a guaranteed plus of „some“ Euros do matter for our client.
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.