Getting married is a life-changing event with broad legal and financial implications. From IRS ramifications to whether your state is a community property jursdiction -- there is a lot at stake. Can I get married abroad without any legal issues? How time-consuming is it to change my name after marriage? These are some the questions FindLaw's marriage section can answer. The following resources will help those who are thinking about getting married determine whether or not they're truly ready for marriage. Those who already have set the date may benefit from FindLaw's articles about marriage ceremonies, changing your name, prenuptial agreements, the legality of destination weddings and more.
- Are You Ready for Marriage?
Marriage is a serious commitment and shouldn't be entered into quickly. Take time to make sure you and your intended are on the same page by discussing the points raised in this article.
- Getting Married: A Checklist
A list of steps to take and things to keep in mind when you're considering marriage, including legal requirements for getting married, property considerations, and much more.
- Legal Requirements for Marriage FAQ
As you plan your wedding, be sure to read up on all the legal requirements for marriage so that when the wedding is over, you’ll know you tied the knot properly. Here are some frequently asked questions to get you started.
- Tips for Marriage
As far as the legal world is concerned, marriage has nothing to do with finding your soulmate and fairy tale endings. Find out what the legal definition of marriage is and what its implications are for your financial life.
- Changing Your Name After Marriage
Congratulations on your marriage! Ready to take your spouse’s last name? Changing your name after marriage is pretty easy – just follow the simple steps outlined in this article.
- Marriage License Requirements
The marriage license is the first step toward getting married from a legal perspective. Find out why marriage licenses are important, and the requirements that couples in different states must meet before obtaining one.