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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Tier 2 Payments To Divorced Spouse Continue Following Remarriage

(Posted February 26, 2012)

Question 858: I have a question about the information in Question #856. If a divorced spouse is awarded a portion of Tier 2 by a divorce decree and she gets married again, does she still continue to receive her portion of Tier 2?

Answer: The partition of Tier 2 in divorce is permanent, assuming the order does not provide otherwise. If the former spouse later remarries, Tier 2 payments will continue to the former spouse.


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Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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