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Social Security After Divorce

Divorce is a scary word for anyone, especially couples nearing the retirement age. For many couples close to retirement age, one spouse may not have worked during the marriage and instead raised the family. That spouse may have little to no social security income of their own. How will this spouse support themselves after the divorce?

You may collect from your spouse’s social security, even after the parties divorce. You may be entitled to up to one half of your spouse’s social security income if: you were married for ten years or more, your spouse is entitled to benefits, the amount you are entitled to is less than that of your spouse, and you are at least 62 years of age.

Questions on social security? No social security? Contact our Naperville family law attorneys today to ensure you are provided for after your divorce.