Tag: Pre-Nuptial Agreements

The engagement is broken. Who gets the ring?

Engagement rings have a long history, dating from Roman times and before. An engagement ring indicates that the person wearing it is engaged to be married. Usually, the ring is presented to the bride-to-be as a betrothal gift by a man when she accepts his marriage proposal. Not every engagement results in a marriage. If… Read More

The Tax Ramifications of Getting Married

So you’re getting married? Did you invite the IRS to the wedding? On the list of things to do from hiring the hall, choosing the caterer, and mailing the invitations, don’t forget a visit to your tax advisor. The first thing you will learn about is the marriage penalty. The marriage penalty is a holdover… Read More

Should you have a Marriage Contract?

A little boy asked his father, “Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?” And the father replied, “I don’t know, son, I’m still paying for it.” Should you have a marriage contract? It’s a misleading question, as pointed out by the National Resource Center for Consumers of Legal Services. The fact is, if… Read More