Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Couples Have Right To Marry In All 50 States
On June 30, 2015 by Eric Klein
On Friday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples in all 50 states have the right to marry. Gays and lesbians had already been allowed to wed in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The Court’s historic decision struck down gay marriage bans that still existed in the 14 remaining states.
Couples who now have the opportunity to walk down the aisle with their significant other in every state will need to consider the same marital factors their heterosexual counterparts have been dealing with for ages. In this blog post, we are going to discuss an important question that should be answered before saying, “I do” — should we sign a prenuptial agreement?
A prenuptial agreement does not mean you are setting your marriage up to fail. It simply provides peace of mind between you and your future spouse. Of course, the intention of marriage is to live a long, happy life together. However, life is unpredictable and the future may not always go as planned. The reality is that both parties enter into a marriage with their own independent lives, checkered pasts, money, and debt in tow. Prenuptial agreements can be an important step in acknowledging the more realistic picture of such a union.
Prenups provide a transparent understanding of the parties’ wishes that will be honored in the event of death or divorce. If you are planning to get married in Florida or any other state in America and want to ensure that your premarital rights and interests are protected, a prenup is the way to go.
The Supreme Court’s ruling is welcome news for those who have yearned to legally marry their loved one but were not allowed to do so. The institution of marriage is a constitutional right for all Americans now. The choice to wed is a big decision and should not be taken lightly. Our next blog post will discuss how Friday’s landmark ruling affects surrogacy options for couples desiring children.
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