My wife committed adultery numerous times. She wants 1/2 of my SS and pensions. I say no. Who will win?

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Beverly L. Cohen

Answered 2 years ago

Your wife will win on the SS issue because her right to receive half of your SS is not an issue in a divorce. Her right to half of your SS depends on her meeting the eligibility requirements under SS. The benefits to which you are entitled will not be reduced by the amount she receives.

With regard to your pensions, a judge can divide pensions between the parties. If the two of you cannot agree on how your pensions should be divided, a judge will have to make that decision for you. That also means that a judge could decide to give her all, none, or just a portion of your pensions.