For someone who married in their 40s or 50s and can now see retirement on the horizon, whether and when to divorce can take on more strategic dimensions than for a younger person with a lot of earning years ahead of them.
There are serious considerations to be made when you’ve been married for many years, but haven’t hit the ten year mark yet.
The biggest one may be spousal benefits through Social Security, which are available to divorced spouses who were married for at least ten years.
If your earning history is lower than your spouse’s, then collecting at their higher rate can have a huge impact on you for the rest of your life.
These are the kinds of issues that an experienced Brooklyn divorce lawyer can walk you through, so you can get the most out of your divorce and protect your financial health for the long term.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino look out for our clients for today and down the road.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce lawyer.