David Lerner Associates: Social Security and Divorce
If you want to qualify for one half of your ex-spouse's Social Security benefits, there are certain requirements which must be met.
How Divorce Affects Social Security Retirement Benefits
No matter how carefully one plans for retirement, unexpected events can occur that change the situation. One such challenge is divorce.
Is Divorce Derailing Your Retirement Fund?
Just as getting married involves financial decisions, so does divorce. Splitting up your assets is one of the main areas of concern - and this includes investments and retirement accounts. It's important for each of the partners to retain some of the retirement fund.
Social Security and Divorced Women
For divorced women nearing retirement, time is ticking away and financial readiness is an essential factor to consider. The good news is that although Social Security can be a rather complex matter, divorced women are eligible for a benefit that equals one half of their ex spouse's full retirement amount.