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spouse

 A legal marriage partner as defined by state law

spouse

1. A partner in marriage.
2. A life partner.
spousal, adjective
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If your [client's] monthly government pension is $1,200, two-thirds -- or $800 -- would be deducted from [his or her] Social Security spousal benefit," Roseman says.
How we negotiate spousal support doesn't impact the attorneys; it impacts the parties who are going through a divorce," she said.
If Nick meets the age requirement, he can file a restricted application to start his spousal benefit at age 66, his FRA.
Coping Mechanisms as Predictors of Spousal Burden: Our next query was to explore the quantum of variance in spousal burden explained by coping mechanisms.
She will be entitled to an increase in benefits at the time of John's filing as she will then be entitled to some spousal benefit based on his record.
in its first 4-4 split decision since the recent death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, affirmed the Eighth Circuit's holding that rejected Regulation B's limit on, and the applicability of ECOA protections to, spousal guarantees because a guarantor is not an applicant.
The File and Suspend strategy allows for the payment of spousal benefits while the wage earner suspends his or her own benefits.
Clients divorced after a marriage of at least 10 years may still be able to collect a full spousal benefit.
Emily wants to start receiving her spousal benefit at age 62, even though her check would be reduced for claiming early.
The five latent variables in the study were autonomy, accessibility, social capital, spousal communication, and reproductive health.
Defence counsel sought to exclude this testimony on appeal, and through a Charter of Rights and Freedoms section 15(1) challenge, in which it was argued that the spousal incompetency rule discriminated against common- law couples.
Smith to collect her spousal benefit, and then immediately postpones his payout until needed.