If you and your spouse-to-be have waited to tie the knot until you were established in your careers and perhaps even bought your own homes and have healthy savings and investment accounts, you're not alone. Many Americans don't even begin considering marriage until they're well into their 30s or older. Many more marry for a second time with far more assets and responsibilities than they had the first time around.
Death and medical conditions are things that most people don't want to deal with. Ignoring them will not prevent them from happening, but it can lead to problems when determining how your loved ones will have to handle the issues. One area that many people fail to address, is completing an advance directive for medical care.
Once you and your soon-to-be spouse decide in favor of creating a prenuptial agreement, it's time to turn your attention to the details you'll include.
As your parents age, it's more important than ever to keep an open line of communication regarding estate planning. While you don't want to become a nuisance, it's good to let your parents know that you're willing to help.