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Does a divorce or separation affect my pension?

Your pension is considered a family asset, just like your home or your car.

Read the How a separation or divorce affects your pension PensionFacts to find the answers to some common questions you might have.

If you’re already working with a lawyer or an actuary, you can direct them to the Pension Division Upon Marital Breakdown—Information for Lawyers and Actuaries webpage.

Going through a separation or divorce is an emotional and challenging time. We are here to help you understand how the decisions that you and your spouse make will affect your pension.

Your spouse is someone you are married to and have not been separated from for more than two years, or someone you have been living with in a marriage-like relationship for at least two years.

Contact the plan if you have any questions or need to better understand how a separation or divorce affects your pension.

Teachers' Pension Plan
Victoria: 250 953-3022
Toll-free: (Canada and U.S.) 1 800 665-6770
Fax: 250 356-8977
Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.