Divorce and Social Security Benefits
If you are over 60 and were married over ten years to a spouse who paid into the Social Security program, and the former spouse earned more money than you did, you may be receiving Social Security benefits lower than you deserve. A spousal benefit is available to those married for over ten years, now divorced, whether the former spouse is living or not.
A detailed explanation of the eligibility requirements is available at http://goo.gl/LSe8A
An article with more information is in the January 14, 2012 Wall Street Journal, by Ellen E. Schultz, "When a Divorce Pays Off" at http://goo.gl/nu78D
Our law firm concentrates in divorce and family law, paternity, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and civil union law.