June 19th, 2015: Modification of the Swiss Civil code on the division of occupational pension benefits in the event of divorce :
In the event of divorce, the vested benefit that was accrued during the marriage is split between spouses. The situation becomes particularly complicated whenever an event leading to a benefit occurs (old-age, disability or death).
For this purpose, some points in relation with the split of the vested benefit between divorcing spouses have been reexamined whenever a benefit is in the course of payment. Some other aspects have also been addressed such as the sending of relevant information to the liaison office (Centrale 2ème pilier).
The modifications of the different laws have been approved by the federal chambers. The deadline for a referendum has expired on October 8th, 2015. The Federal Council has still to set the date the new law will come into effect.
The following links will allow you to access more information on the website of the Swiss Confederation: