In most cases, yes, you’ll be entitled to share in your spouse’s retirement benefits.
As a rule of thumb, the longer the marriage, the greater the share of benefits you’ll be awarded.
If you and your spouse are already retired and have had a long marriage, you can anticipate receiving a significant portion of your spouse’s pension in Buffalo.
In addition, you’ll be eligible to file for expanded Social Security benefits based on your spouse’s work history, if their earnings exceeded your own.
It is possible to live well in retirement even after a divorce.
For help structuring a settlement that protects you, call the attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer today at 716-542-5444 and talk to an experienced Buffalo divorce attorney for free.