Having a hard time deciding what to give the happy couple taking a second, third, or umpteenth trip down the aisle? How about an appointment with a lawyer?
According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, prenuptial agreements have become much more popular with the marrying set. With the growth of older -- make that, "more seasoned" -- brides and grooms approaching the altar, the mixing of finances and families is more complicated than it has been in years past.
A prenuptial agreement helps happy twosomes identify the assets each brings to the marriage and spells out who gets what, should the couple's starry-eyed love flicker out or if one partner -- gulp -- dies.
There are other considerations for couples who vow to be richer or poorer (again) together, including titling joint assets and changing beneficiary information.