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Learn how to change your name, file for divorce, and handle other legal matters that face some newlyweds.

Why You Need a Prenuptial Agreement
Find out why you - even if you're not among the world's wealthiest - need a prenuptial agreement to protect your marriage now and in the future.

Prenuptial Agreements - Should You Get a Prenuptial Agreement?
Tell us whether you think today's newlyweds should get prenuptial agreements -- and read what others are saying about prenuptial agreements.

What do I need to know before changing my name?
Get answers to all your questions about how to legally change your name after you get married.

Should You Get a Post-Nuptial Agreement?
Find out whether a post-nuptial agreement, a contract that stipulates how to divide your money and assets should you divorce or separate, is right for you and your husband or wife.

What Is a Family Trust?
Find out what a family trust is and how it might benefit you as you and your spouse commit to estate planning and prepare for the future.

Wills, Living Wills, and Power of Attorney
Find out about the most important legal documents married people should have completed -- wills, living wills, and power of attorney.

Divorce Laws by State
Even some newlyweds realize that their marriage was a mistake. Find out what to do if your marriage -- regardless of how young -- is failing and you have to file for divorce.

Name Change Information
Thinking about changing your last name now that you're married? Find out what you need to do to change it -- and why waiting until after the honeymoon is best.

The Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce
Determine the difference between legal separation and divorce and if either is right for you.

How to File a Joint Tax Return
Now that you're married, you must learn how to file a joint tax return or risk legal hot water.

What Is a Living Will?
Getting married means taking responsibility for one another. As difficult as it might be, you have to consider and discuss how you'd like your spouse to care for you when faced with a life-threatening illness or trauma. First, you'll need to know what a living will is and how to use it.

Learn How to Handle Your Money
Learn how to better handle your money, so that you and your spouse fight less about personal finances, support each other's careers, and prepare for the future.

Do You Need an Infidelity Clause?
Find out what an infidelity clause is and if your spouse and you need one.

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