Getting Married

Getting married will be one of the happiest days of your lives and the beginning of a new journey together as a couple. There are more than a fews things to consider when starting your new life together, but we can help make sure you are getting off on the right foot by assisting you with a few small steps to remember or to consider.

  • Insurance — Be sure to update your beneficiary information on your life insurance policies. When you consider consolidating all of your family's insurance policies—home, auto and life—you may qualify for discounts, which make those premium payments even more affordable.
  • Retirement accounts — Review who the beneficiary of your accounts is and understand the impact of any changes you make.
  • Business interests — If you own your own business, have an interest in a family business, or are a partner, review any agreements in case you want to sell, if you are unable to work, or if you want to share your duties with your partner.
  • Wills, trusts and power of attorney — If you are just starting out, you may not have a will, trust or power of attorney. If you are re-marrying, these documents may be outdated. If you are a beneficiary of another will, life insurance policy or named on a deed, it's important to review who will inherit "in your place" if anything should happen to you. If you want your new spouse to inherit in your place, let the other benefactors and policy holders know.

Some additional great information can be found on the NOLO Website, which has tons of legal solutions and information for you and your family to review.