With the start of the New Year, many happy couples are freshly engaged, and excited to embark on the rest of their lives together. The question has been asked and the corks have been popped so… now what? While you may not be thinking of calling your lawyer at this exciting time, there are many benefits to doing so.

First and foremost: the prenuptial agreement. While many people think prenuptial agreements have a negative connotation, they may be more appropriate than you’d think. They can provide a logical plan to get your future off on the right foot. And if for any reason things don’t work out as planned, you have already invested considerable time and effort into ensuring that your futures are protected. We recently posted an article describing three reasons you should consider a prenuptial agreement, which can be viewed here.

Insurance and the titling of assets can be a tricky subject, and can have lasting effects down the line. Speaking to your family lawyer can help you to explore what options are right for you and your new fiancé when it comes to the assets you already own or plan to purchase.

While this a joyous time, it’s never a bad thing to have your estate plan figured out. As a couple, you’ll want to have wills drafted to ensure that your spouse is receiving what he or she should. You’ll also want to ensure that he or she is able to make any important decisions on your behalf should there be an unexpected occurrence.

Taking the time to call your family attorney and get your future in order is a smart move for any newly engaged couple. If you want to get a head start on planning your future with your fiancé, give the family lawyers at Petrelli Previtera, LLC a call today.