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Legal Questions to Consider Before You Get Married

As you prepare for marriage, there are some questions to consider beyond just whether you are ready to make a lifelong commitment to your partner. Because marriage is a legal contract, there are certain legal issues you and your future spouse should decide together before moving forward. Before your wedding Before you officially get married,… Read More »

Age at Time of Cohabitation Could Be Predictor of Divorce

For many years, it was commonly accepted that cohabitation before marriage increased a couple’s risk of getting divorced. However, research from the Council on Contemporary Families suggests cohabitation does not influence the likelihood of divorce—and never has. Instead, it is the age at the time of cohabitation that’s most likely to predict a divorce. Couples… Read More »

What are the Legal Benefits Associated with Marriage?

Marriage is more than just a new phase of your relationship with your partner—it is also a legally binding contract that affords you certain legal benefits often unavailable to single people. The following are a few examples of those benefits and protections you will receive as a married person:  Tax benefits: Married people can file… Read More »