Is it OK to remarry after your spouse dies?

Is it OK to remarry after your spouse dies?

There is no ideal time to remarry. Legally speaking, the first marriage ends the moment the spouse dies and the person becomes free to remarry. However, that will not be the first thing on the mind of someone who has just lost their spouse, so it takes a while before the issue of remarriage comes up.

Is it good for a widow to remarry?

Remarriage at age 60 or later preserves the right to survivor benefits. When a widow or widower, or a surviving ex-spouse, waits until age 60 or later to remarry, they preserve the right to collect Social Security benefits on their deceased spouse's earnings record.

Are you still a MRS after husband dies?

Although there are no legal, grammatical, or lexicographical rules governing what courtesy title is "correct" for a widow, in general, when a woman's husband dies, she retains the title of Mrs. But, when in doubt, stick with Mrs. — or just ask.