If we determine the value of your benefits on the basis of your right to a refund of contributions, the value is equal to the total contributions to your plan during the period included between the date of your marriage or civil union and the date of assessment of your benefits, with interest, if applicable.If we determine the value of your benefits on the basis of your right to a deferred pension or an immediate pension, the value corresponds to the value of the pension you have acquired during the period included between the date of your marriage or civil union and the date of assessment of your benefits.It is not a divorce; it is a statement that the bond of marriage as it is understood by the Catholic Church was not made.
According to Catholic teaching, divorce does not have any effect upon the binding nature of a marriage.
Married and civil union spouses are subject to the rules of partition of the family patrimony, regardless of their matrimonial or civil union regime.
However, the rules of partition of the family patrimony do not apply to the following persons: .
The value of these benefits can therefore be partitioned in the event of legal separation, divorce, annulment of marriage, payment of compensatory allowance, dissolution or annulment of civil union.
Consequently, if the value of the benefits accrued under your pension plan is actually partitioned between you and your spouse, this will reduce the pension you will receive later.