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A fair share of a former spouse’s retirement benefit can often be an important source of income in old age, but many women never end up receiving the retirement benefits awarded to them at divorce. Meanwhile, divorced women are at significantly greater risk for poverty in old age than men or married women. We have launched an Initiative on Retirement Benefits at Divorce to identify why so many women are struggling to obtain the benefits they were granted at divorce, and to find solutions to these problems. Learn more about the Initiative.
For more information, check out a Pension Rights Center blog series on divorce and retirement assets: