What is means to be married has changed over the years. Every state has its specific stance on the topic of marriage and what it entails. New York State was one of the first to broaden the issue of marriage, but today this is common ground due to the ruling of the Supreme Court.
We are here to discuss the particulars of getting married and what that means for a couple.
First Steps in New York:
You must go to the office of your city or town to acquire a marriage license. Be well-prepared.
These are the requirements to make sure everything goes smoothly:
- You and your prospective spouse must appear in person.
- Photo ID and Proof of age is required
- Provide documentation of previous marriages
- You must all previous marriages
These are some of the requirements needed to get you on the right track to marriage.
Marriage is a Big Choice:
Marriage is a big decision, and it might be the most important decision of your life. It can be a great fortune to yourself and your spouse, but there is a darker side. Around 50% percent of marriages end in divorce.
Make sure you are marrying the right person!
That is easier said than done since people are hard to read or change through the course of a marriage. We suggest a prenuptial for many couples. Make sure to understand your finances and those of your spouse.
In New York, without a prenuptial agreement, the court will divide the property in a way that is considered equitable, which may be down the middle.
Also, you can always get prenuptial while married.
Look into your incomes and your debt. Lastly, make sure to get a good lawyer from a top school to help you out.
This is just a brief introduction to marriage law in New York State. You definitely need to do more research to make things go well. Talk to your attorney to discuss the particulars and good luck on your choice.