Q & A
Does Common Law Marriage Allow Divorced Spousal Benefits?
Full Question: I was married to my ex-husband for three years but lived with him for 10 years before that. We lived in Alaska and were divorced in 1987. He has been on a disability for about 15 years. Can I collect on his benefits through a common law marriage arrangement?
Answer: No, you need to be married for 10 years to the day to collect on your ex.
Source: Laurence Kotlikoff, Forbes Contributor
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