They have a son, my husband adopted her son, his 20 now...the divorce took a year to get approve, it's almost for years of marriage, but separated for a year...l
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An ex-spouse can receive benefits based on his record (even if he has remarried) if:
The marriage lasted 10 years or longer;
The ex-spouse is unmarried;
Your ex-spouse is age 62 or older;
The benefit that the ex-spouse is entitled to receive based on his or her own work is less than the benefit he or she would receive based on your husbands work; and
If the divorced spouse remarries, he or she generally cannot collect benefits on the spouses record unless their later marriage ends (whether by death, divorce or annulment).
Based on a three or four year marriage the divorced spouse will not qualify.
As to pensions that is usually defined by the divorce decree.
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