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Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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If a husband and wife are getting a divorce, does the

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If a husband and wife are getting a divorce, does the ex-wife receive any of the money that the ex-husband received during the 23 years of marriage?
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Customer: My husband is retired military, is receiving Social Security Benefits and Disability. Can I receive part of his Social Security after we are divorced?
JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: NO
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 4 months ago.

Hi My name's Lane.

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I hold a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA in finance,a BBA, and CFP & CRPS (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist)designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice to clients on three continents since 1986.

Bear with me just a moment and I’ll provide myinitial response and then we can go from there if you have further questions on this.

Expert:  Lane replied 4 months ago.

Yes. If you are divorced, but your marriage lasted 10 years or longer, you can receive benefits on your ex-spouse's record (even if they have remarried) if the following are all true:

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  • You are unmarried;
  • You are age 62 or older;
  • Your ex-spouse is entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits and
  • The benefit you are entitled to receive based on your own work is less than the benefit you would receive based on your ex-spouse's work.

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Expert:  Lane replied 4 months ago.

You can read bout this directly from SSA here: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/divspouse.html but they are very hard to deal with in terms of Q&A. So let me know if you have questions

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In fact, please let me know if you have ANY questions at all, before rating me.

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Thank you!

Lane

Expert:  Lane replied 4 months ago.

did you see my answer?