Divorce Doesn’t Preclude Social Security Spousal Benefits
Social Security retirement benefits are administered under a complicated set of rules that most participants don’t completely understand. Adding divorce into the equation can result in even more confusion.
Most retirees are aware that if you are married you may claim spousal benefits on your partner’s earnings, an especially helpful strategy if the spousal benefits would be higher than your own benefits. However, depending on your circumstances, you may still be able to claim spousal benefits when you are divorced, even if your ex-partner has remarried. If you are divorced or in the process of getting divorced, there are some important considerations concerning your Social Security benefits. Read the entire article by Jim Ludwick on NerdWallet.com