Marriage

Marriage is the legal process of recognizing the union of two people in a relationship. Many couples choose to merge finances when they marry.
All Questions: Marriage
Posted December 2, 2016

You should not be responsible for his consumer debts i.e. credit cards, car loans, etc. However, if the loan is related to the IRS or income taxes, y...

Posted November 20, 2016

You need to consult an attorney. Depending on the state you live in, much of your property may be considered jointly owned even if the property weren'...

Posted November 19, 2016 · Houston, TX
Chris Chen

Chris Chen

CFP®, CDFA

Far from me to get in between husband and wife!! It sounds like you should have a frank financial conversation with your husband. It may help to hav...

Posted November 11, 2016 · Denver, CO

If you by a house, your incomes are going to be a package. You can figure things both ways then decide but joint is probably going to be best.

Posted November 9, 2016

Congratulations on your wedding! Your decision should be based on several factors such as your credit credit rating, job security, amounts paid on ea...

Posted October 25, 2016

Rules may vary depending upon where you live. In many states, one spouse can be the single applicant for the loan. BOTH spouses, however, are listed...

Posted October 4, 2016

I'm unaware of resources for widows but there are resources specifically for women. Contact your local City government's Economic Development Departm...

Posted September 28, 2016 · Austin, TX

You can wait until you come back from the honeymoon.

Posted September 26, 2016
Chris Chen

Chris Chen

CFP®, CDFA

It sounds complicated. Child support obligations, marriage and divorce are legislated and regulated at the state level. Hence it is entirely possible...

Posted September 19, 2016 · San Francisco, CA
John C Brandy

John C Brandy

CFEd, AAMS

If he's likely to get a green card or you get married anytime within the next year or so it might be better to wait for that rather than have to undo ...

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