Welcome to the “Marriage” section of LegalEaseTV’s Family Law Center, providing information and resources if you are getting married or planning a wedding. Here, you will find helpful marriage law information and practical tips on a variety of issues related to marriage – such as marriage rights, marriage benefits, prenuptial agreements, “community property”, foreign spouses, common law marriage, state marriage license requirements, and name changes after marriage. This section also includes a helpful “getting married” checklist and other resources to help guide you through the marriage process and/or ensure your marriage is legal.
Marriage Law Overview
Marriage often serves as the most important relationship in a person’s life. In addition to any notion of companionship, a marriage is a legal relationship. The rules around what a given state requires in order to recognize a marriage, as well as what should happen if the marriage goes wrong, can vary in large and small details. Below you can find helpful resources on legal questions often asked about marriage, who owns what when two people marry, and whether a prenuptial agreement is right for you. You can also find basic information on state
by state marriage license requirements.