My question involves a marriage in the state of:We were married in Ohio and divorced in Florida. Our court date for our divorce was in Dec.2004. Dec. 2004 was 4 months shy of 10 years. My question is, does S.S. go by the clerk of courts stamped date to qualify for his benefits or my court date in Dec. 2004? I found out that , and I don't know why but, the Clerk of Courts in Sarasota county did not stamp our divorce decree until 2011, which would put me 10 plus plus years of marriage to claim benefits.