2021 Marriage Contracts Checklist And Top Notarized Marriage Documents
Are you getting hitched? Congratulations, we know there is a laundry list of items to get done before your big day. As a top Tampa Notary company, Tampa Notary Co, has complied a checklist for you, to make sure you have all your top documents cover on your special day.
Here's a checklist and some basic information to help you get ready for your wedding and settle in to your new married life.
1. Create Agreements with your wedding vendors.
Wedding contracts include:
Wedding Consultant Contract
Venue Rental Agreement
General Contract for Services
2. Prenuptial Agreement: Ask your spouse-to-be for a Prenuptial Agreement prior to your marriage. Read our tips for talking to your spouse about this important document.
Find out the requirements for a valid Prenuptial Agreement.
Create a Prenuptial Agreement. Use our easy interview process to create a custom prenuptial legal document.
You don't have to visit an attorney to draft a Prenup Contract, but Prenuptial Agreements must be in writing to be legally valid. It is in your best interest to use a Prenuptial Agreements form that has been reviewed by an attorney rather than creating one completely from scratch. Many individuals utilize online Prenuptial Agreements legal forms as the basis for drafting their agreements.
Additional requirements for valid Prenuptial Agreements include: Both parties must voluntarily execute the agreement.
Both parties must engage in full disclosure of their respective situations at the time the document is executed.
Both parties must sign the document in the presence of a notary public.
The agreement cannot be unreasonably unfair to one of the parties. If you are planning to get married and are considering a do it yourself prenup, it is a good idea to look at sample Prenuptial Agreements forms to get ideas about the types of information typically included in these legal documents.
Here's a checklist to help you successfully create the right Prenuptial Agreement before your wedding day.
1. Ask well in advance – at least six months, and the more in advance the better
2. Think about creating the agreement together
3. If it doesn’t over go well, bring in a third party (mediator, counselor, religious advisor) to facilitate the discussion.
4. Make sure that:
a. Both parties voluntarily execute the agreement.
b. Both parties engage in full disclosure of their respective situations at the time the document is executed.
c. Both parties sign the document in the presence of a notary public.
5. For more info, check out this article about asking your future spouse for a prenup.
6. Relax. If you can get through this, you’ll get through the wedding just fine!
TampaNotary.Co is an excellent resource for free Prenuptial Agreements advice, and also offers online help with prenup forms for those who would like to create a do-it-yourself Prenuptial Agreements.
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What is a Prenuptial Agreement? A Prenuptial Agreement is a financial contract agreed upon before two people wed. It is a two-way contract intended to protect both spouses' assets and to outline who carries the burden of specific debts. Prenups are not just for the rich and famous, they are suitable for any couple who wants to responsibly manage their finances, whether they are together or separate.
Learn more about prenuptial information chick here.
3. Insurance Needs: Find out if you need liability insurance for your wedding.
Combine car and homeowner’s and renter’s insurance with your new spouse after the wedding.
Update your life and health insurance with a Change of Beneficiary Notification Letter after the wedding.
4. Name Change: Change your name on your wedding license and notify the appropriate parties once you've received the marriage certificate which serves as your proof of legal name change.
Obtain new identification (social security administration, driver’s license, passport)
Notify relevant institutions of your name change with a Florida Name Change Notification Letter (banks, credit cards, insurance companies, etc)
5. Items To Consider: Gather required items such as your birth certificate and state IDs. Blood tests are often no longer a state requirement.
Apply for your license and pay the fee.
Make an appointment if necessary and invite witnesses and/or guests if needed.
Show up with required IDs and get married.
What is an Affidavit of Marriage?
If you have a ring on your finger, but you've lost your marriage certificate, an Affidavit of Marriage can be used as evidence of your marriage. We'll help you legally swear to your married status with an Affidavit of Marriage.
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Contact us, or book online, to get hitched quick in Florida and hit all the requirements to get married.