It’s really unfair that he can continue to work (since he has for the entire marriage), and I quit my job, leave my career, for a move for his job...and then we adopt a little girl and I raise her...and get financially penalized for the rest of my life.
Yes, I began collecting half his social security. I am trying to get clear answers from SSA about whether I’m eligible for his full social security when he dies, or if Im locked into half. It depends on who I talk to in SSA and I can’t find anything that clearly states this. Do you know?
No, our daughter was very sick (born drug addicted) for the first 9 years of her life. Lots of learning challenges, as well, so she was homeschooled and tutored and in and out of private schools until she finally graduated. She is 21, so there is no more court involvement.
I asked a lawyer to work with me, and he still hasn’t given me a retainer agreement, after almost 2 months...and my husband is now taking money out of our IRA’s, so I need to take action.
I interviewed many lawyers and liked him the best. Clearly, he’s not so good.