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Subject:  Re: Divorce/Retirement Date:  1/20/2010  5:25 PM
Author:  Watty56 Number:  66688 of 90819

...The divorce is very amicable..

They should both still have a lawyer to make sure that all the right questions are asked and to help give them information about what sort of settlement is appropriate.

For example, they need to have been married for ten years for her to qualify for payments on his social security benefits, this does not reduce his benefits. If they are just short of the 10 year mark, then they may want to consider waiting to make the divorce official until just after their ten year anniversary. There are lots of things like this that a lawyer would know about.

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