When seniors get married later in life, they might come into the new marriage with pre-existing family and property. If you or your fiancé own property, you should each think about talking to an attorney before you get married. Your new marriage might affect how your property is distributed after you die.
If you already have a Will or some other estate plan, you should review it and make sure it reflects your current wishes. If you had an attorney help you draft the Will, you should contact him or her to talk about your upcoming change in marital status to see if there are any issues that you should consider.
Also, public benefits can be impacted by a new marriage. Call your local Area Agency on Aging at 1-877-353-3771 to find out what impact, if any, your new marriage will have on your public benefits.