Advice on divorce laws in Luxembourg6 Replies
I am looking for some advice on divorce law in Luxembourg in the unlikely event that this could happen to me. My husband has just been offered a new job in Luxembourg and we are considering the offer. This is not an ex pat job, but a civil service job so we will not get the expat perks of schooling or allowances. We would move with our young family and I would leave my well paid and pensioned job in the UK to become a "house wife". The salary my husband has been offered is the same as our combined salary in the UK, so it's very appealing for us but I need to make sure that I am protected if our marriage ended in Luxembourg before I make a decision about whether to move or not. eg. If in 10 years my husband wanted a divorce, where would this leave me? Would I get half of the assets that we accumulated during our marriage in the UK and in Luxembourg? Would I get half of the pension my husband accumulated in Luxembourg during the years I gave up work? Or if I took a low paid part time job would I still be entitled to half of his pension? If my husband left me while I was in Luxembourg, what would I be entitled to? British law is far from perfect but it does give the wife security if she gives up her career to bring up a family. I wouldn't want to give up my career to move abroad and then find out if something went wrong that I wouldn't have any financial security and to not be entitled to half of the marital earnings. I have looked on this website and not found out any information about this so grateful for any advice.