Social Security Benefits after Divorce


#1

When two people get divorced, and they make a sep agreement that spells out that wife gets 1/2 of 401(k), husband gets 1/2 401(k) and so forth, how do you deal with division of possible future Social Security benefits? Can the disposition of Social Security be specified in a sep. agreement or does the gov’t use its own rules for dividing up social security when folks are divorced?

Thanks

RH


#2

Since SS is governed by federal law, it can not be addressed under the equitable distribution laws which are individual to the state.