The whole process of getting married can be both a fun and very tedious thing at the same time but at the end of the day, it is definitely worth it as you are choosing to spend the rest of your life with your significant other! Now, from the minute you pick the perfect engagement ring and your significant other says yes to the ring, it is now time to get serious about some of the paperwork that you and your significant other will have to get done! Here are some of the things you should be doing with your future spouse from a legal point of view.
First things first, if you get married then obviously, you will now have to get a marriage certificate
How can you even think of yourself as a married person if you do not even have a marriage certificate? This is the first documentation you and your significant other will be getting as you say I do in front of your friends and family. Once you have this marriage certificate, now you can proceed with all the rest of the legal papers you and your spouse have to get.
Now, that thing most of us gals don’t want to do, the process of changing your name!
As far as I am concerned you can choose if you want to keep your last name or not but, if you decide to change your name, then a whole legal process has to begin. Now, obviously your single name is displaying on your social security card so, this will be the first thing you will have to change in this whole process.
Now, you have to update your information in places like the bank
Now that you got married, not only do you have to update the information previously mentioned but also, the one corresponding to the banks as well. Also, you might want to consider opening a joint savings account with your significant other so you can also think about saving smartly and preparing for the future.