Today’s post is the final installment in a three-part series about conversations to have with your future spouse before you get married. Today’s blog post focuses on discussing the unexpected with your future spouse. While these unexpected events are unlikely to occur, it is good to have a discussion with your spouse to express your wishes and desires if an unfortunate and unexpected event occurred.
Today’s post is the second in a three-party series about important discussions to have before you get married. The conversation topics and questions for today are all about kids. Children will change your life and it is wise to discuss the child-related topics below before you get married. These conversations will lead to a stronger relationship and marriage with your future spouse.
The answers to these conversation starters may lead you to decide you would like to have a Prenuptial Agreement in place or complete your estate planning. A Prenuptial Agreement can solidify your financial agreements regarding which funds and accounts remain separate property of each spouse after marriage and which will become marital property held jointly by the spouses. You may also want to consider executing a Will, Healthcare Power of Attorney, or Durable Power of Attorney to provide for your spouse or children from previous relationship, and to prepare for the worst-case scenario (just in case). Please reach out to our office so we can assist you. We are here to guide you on the legal aspects of your journey to marriage and beyond so you can focus on enjoying your new life.
The day your child turns eighteen they become an “adult” by legal standards, even if they are still in high school and living in your home. When your child turns eighteen, your parental legal decision-making capabilities fundamentally change. Without your child’s approval and consent, you can no longer call his or her doctor and talk about medications and treatment plans or call the bank and ask about funds that you deposited into his or her checking account. While you are preparing your child to leave the nest and go to college with dorm lists, book lists, and class syllabi, you should also be prepared with the legal documents necessary for you to continue to assist your adult child in making sound decisions medically, financially, and educationally. The four most important documents needed are listed below.
Lindsey Dasher is the Managing Partner at Dasher Law PLLC