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Her social security would only increase if she applies for benefits on her own record, and that benefit is higher then her current benefit.
As a divorced spouse, she can still obtain benefits based on her ex husband, or based on her own benefit.
Her benefit will not decrease if divorced, however she does not receive an automatic benefit increase.
What does "her own benefits' or "her ex husband benefit" mean. What is the different?
She applied 2 years ago based on both income (I am still working and will continue to work...) If we get divorce and she will apply on benefit on her own work history , is retirement formula different? Is it possible that she will receive more even of course her income twice less than my?