Divorce & Social Security

Aug 8, 2012 by

Although anyone over 50 probably knows that the Social Security Administration sends out annual statements that can assist pre-retirees in estimating their benefits in the future, very few are aware how divorce and re-marriage can affect those resources and knowing the laws surrounding spousal and survivor benefits can prevent costly mistakes. Statistics show that Social Security is the main source of income for nearly three-quarters of all single retirees, and with a national divorce rate of...

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Final Steps

Aug 8, 2012 by

Your divorce settlement agreement is one of the last legal actions in a divorce and is the final binding agreement between spouses that legally defines the terms and conditions of the action. Divorce settlements cover the division of property as well as important issues like custody, visitation, and support. Settlement agreements must be signed by both parties and accepted by the court before they can be incorporated into the final divorce decree. When a divorcing couple cannot come to...

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