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We got hitched! Going to see a lawyer for a will. What to ask?

A week ago today, my sweetheart and I got (gay) married in Utah! We're thrilled. We're going to see a lawyer familiar with gay rights issues that our friend recommended in the new year so we can draw up wills, etc. Here's the question: what is the etc? And any tips for input on wills? [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Dec 27, 2013 - 7 answers

ULC ordination?

Help us help our friend marry us! [more inside]
posted by heyforfour on Apr 5, 2013 - 9 answers

Does The Uk Recognize US state-level Same Sex Marriages

I'm a dude going to marry a dude in New York State. Said dude I am going to marry is a resident alien from the UK. Will the UK recognize the marriage? Does he become an American Citizen by marrying him? Does that counteract his UK citizenship? What are my rights, here?
posted by The Whelk on Jul 20, 2011 - 27 answers

I just want my name back, particularly since I never changed it in the first place.

I never changed my name after I got married, but I signed my name with my husband's last name on several legal documents. Now we're getting divorced, and my lawyer tells me that I have to request in my MDA that my name be restored to my maiden name. I live in Tennessee. Help me understand this please! [more inside]
posted by mudlark on Feb 3, 2011 - 19 answers

When did they get married?

How do I find a record of the marriage of two now-deceased people? Challenge: They were married in New York City [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on Dec 1, 2010 - 9 answers

What are the legal obligations of marriage in NY, US?

Is there a clear outline anywhere of the legal obligations of marriage? I haven't been able to find anything online. This can be either for New York state or the US in general. I would like to know what I am legally agreeing to before getting wrapped up in the romantic decision. I am not looking for the legal benefits of marriage, or for divorce law: I want to know what legal contract I'd be signing before I start the whole process. I'd prefer resources as opposed to anecdotal advice. Thank you.
posted by Cranialtorque on Nov 14, 2010 - 18 answers

How can I persuade my friend to not enter a green card marriage?

How can I persuade my friend to not enter a green card marriage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2010 - 30 answers

Who do you tell after you get married?

Curious about paperwork/notifications when getting married -- besides the marriage license. [more inside]
posted by asciident on Jun 1, 2010 - 13 answers

City clerk signature verification by county clerk in New York City

How much does it cost for the city clerk's signature to be verified, on both a marriage license and a marriage certificate, by the county clerk of New York County? I cannot find this information anywhere and I need it for an apostille. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Feb 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Financial/Tax/Credit implications of Marriage? Actions to take beforehand?

We're probably having a quick before-end-of-financial-year Wedding in California. What are some marriage tax / credit / legal / other benefits? Disadvantages? Actions to take before marriage to maximize our stability and security? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Dec 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Move this Aussie from down under to up yonder.

Immigration Law! Help me get my bagged Aussie into the U.S. and A. [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Oct 26, 2008 - 14 answers

Easiest way to change my name?

Has anyone used this service or another similar service to change your name after getting married? [more inside]
posted by Tren on Aug 18, 2008 - 6 answers

What happens (legally) when an American and a Japanese person marry?

International Marriage filter: When a US Citizen marries a foreigner, what process is involved in bringing the new spouse to the US and getting permanent resident status? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jun 23, 2008 - 15 answers

Can I change my name now, but start using it later?

Complicated name-change issues. I am changing my last name, but not due to a legal marriage. Can I get my name changed now, but start using it for everything later? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Jan 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Does my name remain the same?

Have I successfully changed my name? [more inside]
posted by TG_Plackenfatz on Sep 5, 2006 - 20 answers

Green-card marriage: risk vs. reward.

A friend is considering participating in a paper-marriage-for-money to permit a stranger to remain in the U.S. The amount of money in question is not trivial and said friend is quite excited. I'm inclined to object, but need better grounds. What are the practical, legal, and philosophical issues involved in this? Any real-life stories?
posted by Tubes on Jun 26, 2006 - 36 answers

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