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Social Security Benefits in Divorce

Understand how social security or disability income is factored into a divorce case.

All family law practitioners will at one time address Social Security benefits (retirement, disability, death) in a divorce or post-judgment petition. The need to understand how these benefits may be obtained, and how they affect property division, alimony, and child support is paramount, especially as gray divorces become more prevalent.

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Overview: What Are Social Security Benefits and Who May Obtain Them?

The Non-Divisibility of Social Security Benefits as Property in Divorce - Flemming v. Nestor, 363 U.S. 603, 80 S. Ct. 1367 (1960)

Consideration of Receipt of Social Security Benefits as a Factor in Dividing Other Marital Assets, Majority and Minority Rules - Howell v. Howell, 137 S. Ct. 1400 (2017)

Social Security Benefits as Income Factor in Dividing Other Marital Assets

Collecting Social Security Benefits for Divorced Spouses on Ex-Spouse's Record - 20 CFR § 404.331 (Derivative Benefits): Who Is Entitled to Wife's or Husband's Benefits as a Divorced Spouse

Social Security Benefits as Income for Alimony, Both Drawn and Not yet Drawn - Holder v. Lopez, 274 So.3d 518 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019)

Modification of Alimony Due to Retirement and Receipt of Social Security Benefits

Social Security Benefits as Income for Child Support

  • Received by Parent on Own Account
  • Received by Child on Child's Own Account
  • Received by Child on Account of Custodial Parent
  • Received by Child on Account of Non-Custodial Parent; Figuring the Credits

Garnishment of Social Security Benefits - 42 U.S.C. § 659

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  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
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Laura Morgan

Laura Morgan

Family Law Consulting

  • Owner-operator, Family Law Consulting; more than 25 years of experience as a full-time research attorney
  • Author, Child Support Guidelines: Interpretation and Application (2d ed.), the leading nationwide treatise on child support guidelines
  • Co-author, with Brett Turner, Attacking and Defending Marital Agreements (ABA Family Law Section 2d ed. 2012)
  • Former executive editor, Divorce Litigation, monthly law journal covering all of family law
  • Member, Board of Editors of Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Written numerous law review articles and has presented more than 100 CLEs across the country
  • Currently the ABA Advisor to the ULC drafting committee for The Economic Rights of Unmarried Partners
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Brett Turner

Brett Turner

National Legal Research Group, Inc.

  • Senior attorney, Family Law, National Legal Research Group; more than 30 years of experience as a full-time research attorney
  • Primary areas of expertise include equitable distribution, definition of marital property, definition of separate property, valuation of marital property, division of marital property, classification and division of retirement benefits, classification and valuation of professional practices, validity of marital agreements, construction of marital agreements, amount of alimony, duration of alimony, definition of income for child support, child support, child custody jurisdiction, child custody on the merits, and admissibility of e-mails and other material taken off computers
  • Author, Equitable Distribution of Property (West Group 3d ed. 2005 & Suppl. 2017), three volume treatise on the law of equitable distribution
  • Co-author, with Laura Morgan, Attacking and Defending Marital Agreements (ABA Family Law Section 2d ed. 2012)
  • Former editor, Divorce Litigation, monthly law journal covering all of family law
  • Has been a speaker at numerous CLEs
  • J.D. degree, University of North Carolina Law School; B.A. degree, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Published 2020
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