Grand Rapids Divorce Attorney | Divorce & Social Security Benefits Explained

GRAND RAPIDS DIVORCE ATTORNEY –DIVORCE AND SOCIAL SECURITY

When you are facing a divorce and have questions about your social security benefits in the Grand Rapids area, it is important to have the representation of a good divorce attorney.  Krupp Law Offices P.C. has been providing quality divorce representation for over 85 years.  Call the divorce attorneys at Krupp Law Offices P.C. for a free phone consultation.  During your phone consultation, our attorneys will provide you with immediate answers to your questions and schedule a free initial appointment with one of our attorneys. 

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DIVORCE AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

Often our office is asked “how is social security benefits divided in a divorce?” The answer is very simple. A divorce judgment doesn’t decide how social security benefits are received.

If you are divorced after at least 10 years of marriage, you can collect retirement benefits on your former spouse's Social Security record if you are at least age 62 and if your former spouse is entitled to or receiving benefits. If you remarry, you generally cannot collect benefits on your former spouse's record unless your later marriage ends (whether by death, divorce, or annulment).

If your divorced spouse dies, you can receive benefits as a widow/widower if the marriage lasted 10 years or more. Benefits paid to a surviving divorced spouse who is 60 or older will not affect the benefit rates for other survivors receiving benefits.

In general, you cannot receive survivor’s benefits if you remarry before the age of 60 unless the latter marriage ends, whether by death, divorce, or annulment.

If you remarry after age 60 (50 if disabled), you can still collect benefits on your former spouse’s record. When you reach age 62 or older, you may get retirement benefit on the record of your new spouse if they are higher. Your remarriage would have no effect on the benefits being paid to your children.

GRAND RAPIDS DIVORCE & SOCIAL SECURITY ATTORNEYS

If you are facing a divorce, a good divorce attorney is not optional, it is a requirement!  Our divorce attorneys can answer your questions with straight talk.  Having the right divorce attorney on your side can relieve your stress during this difficult situation.  Our Attorneys have over 85 years of divorce experience.  Our attorneys have extensive divorce trial experience including property settlements, spousal support, alimony, child custody, and other serious divorce related issues.  Typical fees to retain attorney for a divorce case can range and from 1,500 dollars to as high as 5000 dollars.  Considering the seriousness of this life changing event, it is extremely important to retain the services of an experienced attorney in the area of divorce.

Krupp Law Offices P.C.is located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan and has the right divorce attorney for you. We represent clients in all divorce matters throughout West Michigan, including the cities of Grand Rapids, Holland, and Grand Haven, and the counties of Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry, Newaygo, Montcalm, Muskegon, and Ionia.

Our office can help.

KRUPP LAW OFFICES P.C.

161 Ottawa NW Suite 404

Grand Rapids MI 49503

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DIVORCE AND ALIMONY (SPOSUAL SUPPORT) - How is spousal support determined?

DIVORCE AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS - Is Social Security a marital asset?

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PATERNITY - How do I establish paternity and start support and custody?

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