Divorce courts have no authority whatsoever over any kind of Social Security benefits. When you retire, you will get whatever benefits you have "earned" according to federal law at the time of your retirement. Her "making a claim" on your benefits does not reduce your benefits.
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You need competent experienced representation in your divorce. As caring and knowledgeable as are the volunteer attorneys on Avvo, we can only provide general information about the law and legal procedure, which we did for you earlier. I thought I explained clearly that your rights are not transferrable to anyone else, and an ex-spouse who has been married to you not less than ten years has a right to benefits on your account upon reaching a certain age. This public forum is ill-suited to advising strategy in a specific case. What you can do in the way of a settlement agreement with your wife, and what you should do, are proper topics for advice from local counsel.
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