How Social Security Benefits Are Handled After Divorce

Once a couple decides to get a divorce, it is important each party do what they can to protect his or her assets in a mutual and respectable way. That may not happen on its own, but a good divorce lawyer can help. A lawyer can help you navigate the best way to untangle your finances so you can leave your marriage on the right financial track.  In the context of divorce, finances exist well beyond the bank account: 401ks, life insurance, stocks, and others are examples of financial products that need to be divided. Below, we’ll discuss social security benefits and what steps to take to make sure you are getting your maximum benefits. Under Certain Conditions, You Can Still Collect Spousal Benefits You are still able to receive your ex-partner’s social security benefits even if your ex is remarried if the following conditions are met: Your marriage lasted over 10 years; You are not married; You are 62 or older; Your ex has social benefits from retirement…

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