My mom and dad have been separated for 40 yrs never legally divorced. My dad past away does my mom get his benefits?
1 Answer from Attorneys
I will assume you are talking about Social Security Benefits. Tell your mother to go to the Social Security Office. The other part is that she may have survivor benefits as a spouse for 1/2 of the community property - if any existed. Because you did not provide any information surrounding the "question" you asked I can only tell you to take your mother to a family law attorney and explore what legal rights may exist for her to look into claiming.