Gay or straight, discuss finances before you wed

April 21, 2015 11:52 PM

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▪ Pre-nuptial Agreement: A pre-nuptial agreement is an important legal document signed prior to marriage clarifying the rights of each spouse to assets acquired before and after marriage. Each spouse needs to review the terms of a pre-nuptial agreement with his or her own attorney. Even if you both decide against a pre-nuptial agreement, you should understand the impact of this decision should you ever divorce.

▪ Homestead Rights: Florida has some of the strongest laws in the United States for protecting your primary residence from creditors. If you own a home, you should have the title reviewed by an attorney and always understand your rights. Under Florida law, the surviving spouse has a life estate (ow...

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