We get it: Estate planning isn’t exactly a sexy topic, especially when you’ve just gotten married. You want to celebrate life; you don’t want to be considering different scenarios for what happens after you die. However, getting married is precisely that sort of life-altering event that warrants a fresh look on things like your will, your financial accounts, and any retirement accounts you may be paying into.
After all, what’s more romantic than wanting to ensure that your partner is taken care of in case of an emergency, and vice versa? By ensuring that your spouse is covered in your estate plan, you’ll save them a world of stress and frustration by ensuring that they won’t have to endure a lengthy probate process before they can access the money they’re entitled to when you’re gone.
Here’s what you and your partner should consider once you’re freshly married: