According to the Wall Street Journal, divorced spouses who were married for at least 10 years may be eligible for a bigger Social Security based on their ex’s earnings.
The additional dollars are especially welcome news for divorced spouses – typically women – who are living on modest or fixed incomes, who (again, typically) earned less than their spouses during the marriage, and who are afraid that divorce is going to wreak havoc on their Social Security benefits.
However, there are some conditions that factor into the equation, including:
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
Business Valuators / CPAs