The legalities of marriage can be complicated and confusing, and it’s a good idea to make sure that you’re aware of your obligations before you commit to any relationship. I’d recommend speaking with a good family lawyer to make sure that you know just what’s required of you.
To help you get an idea about some of the things you need to think about, I’ve put together this list of the top five things to consider – in a legal sense – before getting married. As always, this isn’t and shouldn’t be treated as legal advice. Make sure that you do your own research before making any major decisions.
- Prenuptial agreements
Although some people won’t even consider prenuptial agreements, I’d recommend at least touching on the subject with your partner.
A prenuptial agreement basically allows you and your partner to keep your finances separated to some extent, which makes things easier in the case of a divorce or separation.
You should definitely consider a prenuptial agreement if one partner is entering the relationship with significantly more assets than the other.