- If you were previously married for 10 years or more, you may be eligible to collect Social Security benefits on your ex-spouse’s record.
- Remarrying generally makes it so that you cannot collect your ex-spouse’s benefits.
- Experts recommend you assess your Social Security prospects before that second trip down the aisle.
You may want to rethink that second walk down the aisle if you are approaching retirement, and counting on income from Social Security.
If you’re eligible to collect benefits on your ex-spouse’s record, you will no longer be eligible for those benefits if you remarry.
Read more here.
For more information about Social Security and Divorce:
Social Security and Divorce Part I: The Basics
Social Security and Divorce Part II: Name Change Post-Divorce
Social Security and Divorce Part III: Government Employee Retirement System