In addition to the more obvious legal issues of support, timesharing and distribution of assets/liabilities, Family law encompasses many other legal issues.  The impact that divorce has on social security benefits are one of the issues that are oftentimes overlooked.  Specifically, eligibility for and the amount of social security benefits are directly impacted by divorce and must be considered.  Even the timing for entry of the final judgment can have an impact.  The link below sets forth the impact divorce may have on social security benefits.