I am getting divorced and my ex wants part of my pension. Is this right?

New legislation means that following divorce a proportion of your pension could be allocated to your ex-spouse / civil partner.  This can only be ordered by a court and will normally be discussed by your solicitor as part of the asset sharing discussions.
Any pension share awarded to a former spouse / civil partner will be retained in the LGPS until they reach age 55. It may be possible to transfer this to another pension scheme depending on whether that scheme will accept the transfer.