Following divorce, women are often in more a more vulnerable financial place than they had formally been. Many are not properly informed about benefits available to them from their former spouse despite the divorce, and this is especially troublesome if retirement is looming. For example, consider Social Security. Did you know that divorced spouses are eligible for the same spousal and survivor’s benefits as still-married spouses, as long as the marriage lasted at least 10 years? And this can happen even if your former spouse has remarried. It’s confusing and complicated- but read more about the options for you and your children Here. And check out the retirement planning information for divorced spouses from the Social Security Administration by Clicking Here.