To even attempt to cover these complex areas of the law on a web site would be a true injustice to the reader. Marriage is both a personal and legal matter and as such covering the pre-marriage legal aspects is an important part of marriage preparation. While the first thing that comes to mind is prenuptial agreements, they are just a tool that should be used when appropriate.
What is necessary is to cover and prepare are Wills, Living Wills, and Medical Powers of Attorney. The couple also needs to understand the concepts of marital and separate assets as they may be important now and in the future. How these matters are handled prior to the marriage can play a major role in how they unfold in the future. A pre-marriage meeting with an attorney can avoid a multitude of problems in the future.
This concept of a pre-marriage meeting is so important the Tull & Marshall, An Association of Attorneys will offer to any couple who are getting married or entering into a civil union a free consultation where we will cover the aspects of marriage that are often overlooked until it is too late. Please do not think that because you do not have many assets or that you and your future spouse are totally together on everything that this aspect is not important. We feel it is so important that we offer it as our gift to you as you prepare for the your new lives together. Please give us a call at 615.530.5719 or any of the other methods listed on on Contact Us page.
At this point a few words on civil unions is in order. Tennessee, by constitutional amendment, has declared marriage to be between a man and a woman. That is a fact and one that is not likely to change in the near future. At Tull & Marshall, An Association of Attorneys we do not judge those who would enter into a union other than a marriage between a man and a woman. We are here to assist you in reaching your goals and to this end we offer the same free counseling to anyone who is entering into a committed relationship. While marriage is not available to anyone in Tennessee other than a man and a woman, there are legal measures those who are seeking a permanent relationship that includes many of the aspects of marriage but achieved by different means. Please contact us at 615.530.5719 or any of the other methods listed on our Contact Us page for more information on this topic.