The assets of the occupational pension scheme acquired during marriage are in principle divided equally in the event of divorce or dissolution of a registered partnership, provided no claim (retirement, disability) has been submitted at this time. The following conditions also apply when a registered partnership is dissolved.
On request, we shall be happy to calculate the assets acquired during marriage and draw up an appropriate feasibility declaration for you.
We need the following details from you or your previous pension fund to ensure that our calculations are correct:
- Date of marriage
- Vested benefits on the date of marriage
- Date of initiation of divorce proceedings
- Swiss Civil Code (Art. 122 ZGB)
- Vested Benefits Act (Art. 22 Para. 1 FZG)
- Code of Civil Procedure (Art. 280 Para. 1 ZPO)
When the divorce ruling comes into force, we shall debit your pension assets in accordance with the court’s instructions and transfer the corresponding amount to the pension fund of the divorced partner. This will result in a reduction of the insured retirement benefits, which you can offset in full or in part by voluntary extra contributions until such time as a claim is submitted.
In response to a written request from you, we will follow the instructions of foreign divorce rulings, provided the assets to be transferred relate exclusively to the retirement benefits acquired during the marriage and are expressed in Swiss francs in accordance with the Vested Benefits Act.