Social Security and Divorce

Did you know that if you’ve been married for more than 10 years you can receive benefits on your spouse’s Social Security record? This stands even if you end up divorced and will continue even if they re-marry! You can read more about that in this article.

This isn’t something that you can enter into a divorce decree, it’s just automatically put into place. With “gray divorce” becoming more and more prominent, this benefit will be widely used. Wolf & Shore Law Group wants all of their clients and potential clients to realize that they have this option.

Gray divorce is actually a term that’s been created because of the increase in people over the age of 62 filing for divorce. More and more long-term marriages are ending, and there is more at stake than ever. The term is not meant to be offensive, and it’s really not our favorite to use, but it’s certainly a “buzz phrase” in the legal community right now.

Not only are you able to collect on your spouse’s Social Security, but there are more pensions being valued and divided. When you’ve been married for more than half of your life, there are often countless joint assets that need to be appraised, negotiated, and split between spouses.

Our office has handled an incredible amount of “gray divorce” cases, and we are ready to help you with your matter! If you don’t know where to start, we can show you – just pick up the phone and call Wolf & Shore Law Group!

Attorneys Kristen Wolf and Attorney Shari-Lynn Cuomo Shore work with many professionals who will help you value your assets, appraise your properties, and handle your retirement payouts. We can even refer you to financial advisers to help you plan your fiscal future.

Call our firm today, and set up your confidential consultation. We can be reached here, at 203.745.3151, or at info@wolfandshorelaw.com. You can schedule a call back from our Client Intake Specialist here!

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