My ex is dead. Is there any reason to keep my divorce papers?
I was divorced in 1987 and my ex has died. Is there any reason to keep my divorce papers?
Yes. You may need them to prove your marriage for various purposes until the end of your own life, such as, for example, if and when you apply to Social Security Benefits, if your marriage to your ex-husband lasted 10 years or longer and you are basing your Social Security disbursement based upon your ex-husband’s record. You may need the documents to make a claim to survivor’s benefits related to pension, retirement, and insurance benefits.
You’ve kept them this long. No benefit in throwing them out now. And Murphy’s Law posits that as soon as you throw them out you will need them.
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