Legal & Money

Marriage and Taxes

For all the chatter from politicians about family values, it is ironic that the tax code actually penalizes people for getting married.

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Wedding Insurance: Good Idea or Waste of Money?

You insure your car, your home, your health, and your life. Now you can insure your wedding too. Insurance for your wedding is one of the newest products on the market. But do you really need it, or is it a waste of money?

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Love, Marriage and Money

The f-word. Finances. Combining love and money may be the biggest stumbling block on the path of true love, creating more rifts in relationships than in-laws, drug and alcohol addiction, or infidelity.

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Making the Perfect Wedding Affordable

You found the perfect dress, the most exquisite bakery for your cake, the most sumptuous caterers in town, and beautiful dresses for your bridesmaids. You spotted the most fantastic venue for your spring wedding, but as the days draw near, you find you can't pay for it all. And with your credit from college, you don't know where you can turn for a loan!

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Your Marriage May Not Be Valid

A void marriage is a marriage that never existed under the law. Because the law does not recognize the relationship, no dissolution of such a union (eg, divorce or annulment) is necessary.

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All Inclusive Wedding Packages

Are you interested in an all inclusive wedding plan? When you hear "all inclusive weddings" you just might think of the many options in the Caribbean, but there is a wedding company in California who offers many all inclusive plans. Michelle O'Connor of Lake Arrowhead Weddings offers her tips on planning the wedding of your dreams with a minimum amount of fuss.

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Prenuptial Agreements

"Til death do us part" is still the language used in most weddings. Couples enter marriage with the hope of making a lifetime commitment. If this goal is not reached or if a spouse dies, the desire to be a couple is so ingrained that most will marry again.

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Traditional Wedding Expenses Checklist

You must first decide how big or small your wedding will be and to realistically budget within those boundaries. Traditionally the bride and her family absorb all or the majority of wedding expenses. This tradition is no longer valid considering the escalating costs of producing a wedding.

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