Minnesota Divorce and Social Security Benefits

Blue Question Mark ManMore than half of all new divorces involve parties over fifty years old. Most couples have accumulated assets over a few years of marriage including private retirement accounts like IRA’s, 401(k)s, and pension funds. You  may be entitled to part of your spouse’s Social Security Benefits in a Minnesota divorce, including the survivor benefits, if you meet  the following qualifications:


  •  You have been married ten years;
  • Your work credits are not more than half of the work credits of your spouse; and
  • You do not remarry.

There is no negative impact to your spouse.   TIP:   You might consider waiting to divorce if your ten-year anniversary is close in order to be eligible for part of your spouse’s Social Security Benefits.

Link to: Social Security Retirement Benefits and Divorce

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Kate Willmore, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, Divorce, Father’s Rights, Mother’s Rights,  Family Lawyer, Family Court Lawyer and Mediator

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About Kate Willmore, Esq.

Kate Willmore, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, divorce, custody and family attorney brings over 25 years experience to every client's legal matter. *** Licensed in Minnesota and in California

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