Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Get What’s Yours: The Secret to Maxing Out Social Security

By:  Carole L. Chiamp

The title of this article is also the title of a new book by Ron Lieber (published by Simon & Shuster, February 2015).

If you are thinking of divorce, there is much to recommend your reading it.  Most people do not know that if you are married for ten years you may collect social security retirement benefits through your spouse.  Better yet, it does not cost the other spouse a dime.  In my practice I have recommended to many a prospective divorce seeker to wait to enter their divorce judgment if they are close to the ten year mark for receiving benefits.

This book is a valuable resource to parties contemplating divorce and to practicing family law practitioners.  Also of use is a download published by the Social Security Administration: Social Security Benefits What Every Woman Should Know (and man, too, I might add).  Last accessed: August 4, 2015.

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