Wedding plans? Don’t forget the legalities.

Lovers Beware! Love is blind…

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By Robin Roshkind, Esquire – West Palm Beach, Florida

Congratulations!  You’re engaged.  After the adrenaline rush quiets down, it’s time to start planning your wedding.   But what about your legal future?  Men AND women need to follow my free legal advice: the first thing to do is TAKE STOCK OF YOUR OWN ASSETS AND DEBTS…MAKE A LIST.  Should the marriage fail down the road, you want to exit with all the stuff you entered with.  This includes your piano, your coin collection, real estate, or real estate values, retirement accounts, stocks and bond accounts, your grandmother’s sterling silver.  Very often in divorce in Florida, the wedding day starts the time tolling and the filing for divorce date stops it. 

For example, in Florida, if you have an IRA account that has $50,000 in it on the wedding day, and the marriage lasts five years, and during that time the account appreciated $10,000…

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