Marriage Advice for Same-Sex Couples Talk Before You Walk: Considerations for LGBTQ+ Older Couples Before Getting Married Under federal and state laws, marriage is more than just the individual commitment of two individuals. The status of marriage brings with it a host of rights, benefits, and protections—more than 1,100 under federal law alone. Marriage also creates a financial unit in which assets and liabilities can and, in some cases, must be shared. Deciding to wed is an important step, and same-sex couples, especially older same-sex couples, should take steps to ensure that they are fully aware of the legal impact that marriage confers on a variety of family planning situations. Download PDF Have questions about matrimony and your money? Let's talk! How Does Marriage Change Your Finances? Download PDF How Does Marriage Change Your Taxes? Download PDF How Does Marriage Change Your Retirement? Download PDF How Does Marriage Change Your Healthcare? Download PDF Publications provided courtesy of SAGE Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ+ Elders. The opinions contained in these materials are those of the author, and not a recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell investment products. This information is from sources believed to be reliable, but Cetera Advisors LLC cannot guarantee or represent that it is accurate or complete.