Should both spouses be on the deed?
When it comes to reasons why you shouldn’t add your new spouse to the Deed, the answer is simple divorce and equitable distribution. If you choose not to put your spouse on the Deed and the two of you divorce, the entire value of the home is not subject to equitable distribution.
Is a house considered marital property?
For example, if you and your spouse bought a house together and continually paid a joint mortgage, the house would be considered to be marital property. Likewise, any debts accrued together are considered joint property debts.
How is Social Security calculated for divorced spouse?
A divorced woman’s Social Security benefit can be based on her ex-husband’s earnings alone, her deceased husband’s or deceased ex-husband’s earnings alone, her own earnings alone, or a combination of earnings.
How does Social Security work for married couples who both worked?
A married spouse without an earnings record (or whose record would result in a lower Social Security payment) can collect on his or her spouse’s earnings record when his or her spouse turns 62. After all, if you’ve paid Social Security taxes for 10 years, then you’re entitled to Social Security benefits.