Can My Ex and I Remarry in Order to Make Social Security's 10-Year Marriage Requirement for Benefits?

That’s an interesting strategy, but I’m afraid not.  The Social Security Administration says that a person must be divorced after at least “10 straight years of marriage” to receive benefits on the ex-spouse’s work record. So if you can last at least another decade together, you should be in business.

For more on how divorce and remarriage affect Social Security benefits, click here.

For more on Social Security benefits for spouses and children, click here.