Have you worked a significant part of your life accumulating a pension? Your pension has most likely been a source of personal pride for the work you have done. This may be due to the very nature of the work you did. Pensions often come from challenging and often risky jobs, such as firefighters, military personal, police officers or teachers. Due to the nature of work in these professions, pensions may feel like a deserved bonus for the stressful work you accomplished while on the job. But when it comes to divorce, what you earned with that pension while married is shared property.