If you are thinking of getting married, or if you already fixed the date of her marriage, don’t forget to follow the following steps and keep in mind the following tips.
Note: it is important that you check the marriage requirements in your state, or talk with a lawyer’s family, as each state is different with respect to the matters relating to marriage and prenuptial agreements.
Are you ready for marriage?
The success or failure of a marriage can focus on how well the couple manages the finances, communication, conflict, children, spirituality, expectations, and other topics. It is therefore important that future spouses consider and discuss openly these concerns before getting married.
Legal requirements to marry
Each state has its own requirements for couples wishing to marry. This includes marriage licenses, blood tests, residency requirements, and other more. Make sure that you and your future spouse to comply with the requirements in your state before you reach the “big day”.
A prenuptial agreement (or “premarital”) can help to define property rights and financial, as well as the obligations of the parties; including what would happen if the marriage came to an end. If you are considering getting a prenuptial agreement, you should be aware of the requirements that must be met in order for the agreement to be valid and binding.
The change of name after marriage
After marriage, neither spouse is legally obligated to use the surname of the other, but many couples choose to do so for reasons symbolic and traditional. There are certain steps that you must follow to change your name quickly and effectively.
Marriage, money, and property
When someone is home their properties and finances join up to a certain point with your spouse. You will need to become familiar with what is part and what is not part of the joint property, or “common property”, and know how to keep certain assets separate property joint tenancy, if you wish to do so. Other financial matters that you should keep in mind before getting married include the preexisting debt and taxes.