Whether you're committed to cohabitation or heading for the altar, make sure you know what's in store for you from a legal perspective. Living together, prenuptial agreements, and marriage rights and responsibilities are all covered here.
Getting Married: An Overview
What to expect before and after marriage.
Marriage & Property Ownership: Who Owns What?
Who owns marital property and to whom can they leave it?
Marriage Rights and Benefits
Learn some of the legal and practical ways that getting married changes your life.
Marriage Requirements, Licenses, and Ceremonies FAQ
Information on marriage laws and procedures.
Returning an Engagement Ring
If the engagement is over, state law decides who keeps the engagement ring.
Prenuptial Agreements: Who Needs It and How Do I Make One?
What you need to know if you're considering a prenuptial, or premarital agreement.
Prenuptial Agreements: What Does the Law Allow?
Understand what you can accomplish by making a prenuptial contract before you marry.
Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers: Do You Need One?
When making a premarital agreement, it's best for each party to get a lawyer.
Which States Recognize Common Law Marriage?
Learn about common law marriages and find out what states recognize them.
Living Together and Property Agreements
Learn what living together contracts are, who needs one, and what to include.
How to Establish Paternity
Here's an overview of common legal issues regarding naming the father of a child when the parents are not married.