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Am I still entitled to my ex’s social security benefits after our divorce?

I recently came across an excellent article on the Wall Street Journal's website entitled, How Divorce Affects Your Social Security (Or Not). As a Dallas divorce lawyer, I am frequently asked about post-divorce entitlement to social security benefits. From the outset, it should be noted that unlike most other areas of martial property law, benefits arising from the Social Security Act are preempted by Federal Law from being characterized as community property. Because of this preemption, we have to look to federal law to determine what affect divorce plays on social security benefits.… Continue Reading
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