Today’s question asks how remarriage will affect receipt of retirement and survivor benefits. The answer explains how survivor benefits can continue if the remarriage occurs after 60 and whether spousal benefits based on the new spouse's record might later be available.
Today’s question asks if payments from an ex-spouse ordered by a court will reduce Social Security benefits. The answer reviews the effect of the court-ordered payments on retirement benefits based on the questioner's own record as well as on spousal and survivor benefits based on the ex's record.
OTTAWA — A major federal investigation into spousal violence says it cost society at least $7.4 billion for the thousands of incidents that occurred in just one year.
The Justice Canada study examined a broad range of economic impacts, from policing and health-care to funerals and lost wages, for every incident of spousal violence in 2009.
Faisal Karmali had been a financial adviser for 10 years when he decided to add divorce financial planning to his toolkit.
Since then, his practice has surged, with new clients seeking advice at what may be the most financially fraught time of their lives.
Bob T., a loyal MR reader, asks the following:
10 (or more) most famous mistakes in economics.
Viner on costs and Feldstein on Social Security come to mind. Malthus? Not
talking about old vs. new economics, but simple analytical errors and bad
predictions.That's a good start. What else might be listed? Just to circumvent various hobby horses in the comments section, let's avoid Marx and Marxists, Keynes, and the last twenty years.
Social Security benefits can be difficult to understand. And trying to coordinate your Social Security to maximize your spousal benefit is even harder. But when you take social security and divorce together, it can be tortuous.