June 6, 2012 11:28 AM Subscribe
What legal and financial things do we need to take care of after we are married?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (11 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
My fiance and I are getting married next week. We are also expecting a baby in four months. There are a number of things we know we need to take care of legally and financially after we are married, but I am wondering what we are forgetting. So far we plan to make each other our beneficiaries for life insurance and retirement accounts, get on the same health insurance (his), open joint bank accounts, and make wills. I plan to change my name. He owns our house but we are putting it on the market next week and (hopefully) moving soon, and the new house will be in both our names, so that's not an issue. I realize that all of these things are optional, but I am looking for the "standard" post-marriage chores along these lines. Are we forgetting anything important? Additional details: This is in the US. I'm not looking for suggestions about prenuptial agreements, just post-nuptial stuff.