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.
What to expect before and after marriage.
Marriage & Property Ownership: Who Owns What?
Who owns marital property and to whom can they leave it?
Learn some of the legal and practical ways that getting married changes your life.
Marriage Requirements, Licenses, and Ceremonies FAQ
Getting married is a big step a couple's relationship. Continue reading to make sure you meet your state's requirements.
Who keeps the engagement ring when a wedding is called off? The answer depends on where you live—and it might depend on who broke off the engagement.
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?
Whether you are considering asking your partner for a prenuptial agreement, or if you must decide whether to sign before you get married, it’s essential to understand the specifics of a prenuptial agreement, or “prenup.”
Prenuptial Agreement Lawyers: Do You Need One?
Learn about the basics of a prenuptial agreement and whether you need an attorney to create one.
Which States Recognize Common Law Marriage?
Judges will consider many different aspects of your relationship when deciding whether you have a common law marriage. Learn how these informal marriages work, where and when they're legal, and how to prove or disprove that you're in a common law marriage.
Living Together and Property Agreements
Learn what cohabitation agreements are, who needs one, the legal requirements for an enforceable cohabitation contract, and what it should include.
Here's an overview of common parentage issues that arise when parents are not married, including how to legally establish paternity, how to name your child, and what to do if the father didn't sign the birth certificate papers.
What Is a Separation Agreement?
What if you and your spouse need to live apart but aren't ready to go through the formal divorce process. Is there an agreement you can draft with your soon-to-be-ex that will help cement how you will handle financial matters and children during your separation?
Divorce isn’t the only option when you think your marriage is over. Find out if separation might be a good solution to your marital problems.