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After 20 years of marriage, my husband decided to separate

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After 20 years of marriage, my husband decided to separate and moved out 3 years ago. There are no indications he wishes to work things out and I am no longer hopeful. He has not filed for divorce nor have I. I will turn 59 in December. My question is, If I were to file for dissolution of marriage, will this affect my retirement benefits once I am eligible?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. In order to give you a clear and concise answer, I will need some additional information about the circumstances, please.

1. What retirement benefits are you referring to? A social security retirement benefit based on your employment history or a spouse benefit?