In order to obtain Social Security benefits from your ex-husband or your ex-wife based on his or her work history, you must qualify. To qualify you must have been married for at least ten (10) years and have been divorced for two years. Your ex must meet all requirements for retirement benefits and be 62 years of age.
Your ex does not need to retire in order for you to obtain social security benefits but he does need to reach age 62. You can not be married if you want to obtain benefits. It is important to research this topic more thoroughly and also clarify any issues, or concerns that you may have.
For further clarification you will want to speak with a legal professional in your area. Please contact the family law attorneys for Irvine at 714-971-8000.