Can I Collect Social Security Benefits from My Ex Spouse?

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An important decision in planning for retirement is when to start receiving your Social Security payments. Should you start collecting at full retirement age? (Typically 67.) Or should you defer benefits to receive a larger amount? Can you collect social security benefits from your Ex? If you’re divorced, then yes, your decision-making will be impacted…

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What Divorce Does to a Woman: You and Your Money

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The chances are fairly good that if you are a woman with school-age children and you are looking at getting divorced, you are facing a drain on your financial resources with no fast recovery in sight. While marriage generally has a positive effect on financial health—due in part to tax incentives and thousands of laws…

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Dealing with Divorce & Coronavirus as a Single Mom

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Dealing with a divorce is very hard, but dealing with a divorce and coronavirus as a single mom, all at the same time? A virus that has infected more than 1 million people already, in fact. Well, that’s a whole other level of difficult. Not only do you have to learn how to live with…

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Will Marriage Become Obsolete?

Will marriage become obsolete

With the steady downturn in the number of new marriages and the 40 to 50 percent chance that existing ones will end in divorce, it would be comforting to think that marriage has become obsolete, or that, at the very least, successfully navigating the end of a legally-binding partnership would somehow be written into our…

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Advice for Women Who Think They Can’t Afford a Divorce

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Divorce is expensive. While there is, of course, an emotional toll, there is also a heavy financial toll for which many people are not prepared. Even under the best circumstance, divorce is difficult and costly. And while help is out there, when you’re looking for it, you want advice for women wearing your particular set…

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Your Inner Voice and the 9 Warning Signs of Divorce

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It’s funny because it’s true: If it were easy to hear our inner voice, there wouldn’t be so many of us reminding each other how to do it. And when that voice is telling us that something is rotten in the state of our marriage, or simply that we just don’t fit inside it anymore,…

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