Will My Divorce Affect My Social Security Benefits?

Time/Money online (August 23, 2016)

Divorce is not only emotionally traumatic, but it can blow a hole in retirement savings. Luckily, however, some of those who have had to endure the pain of a split can get some help from Social Security.

While many married spouses know that one spouse can claim a benefit equal to half of the other’s Social Security retirement benefit, many divorced couples are unaware of similar rules that could apply to them.