Posted: Wednesday 6 June 2012
I have recently suspected I am getting on a bit so imagine my concern when my reaction to the news of Miley Cyrus’ engagement was “Hannah Montana can’t possibly be old enough to get engaged”.
As someone who remembers when Miley’s dad Billy Ray was in the charts with Achy Breaky Heart and who has watched every episode of Hannah Montana (with my daughter I hasten to add) I have found the news a little unsettling. Moving on I wish them both the very best and while this couple is not likely to struggle for money during their lives together it made me think about the issues facing newlyweds today.
There are many things to consider around planning a wedding and understanding the legal considerations of marriage. So while it might appear that you need to have the earning capacity of Miley and Liam to enjoy your newly found engaged status, anyone entering into a marriage or civil partnership should consider these matters and seek relevant advice to enjoy protection, peace of mind and most importantly feel able to enjoy the excitement of planning their wedding.
For further tips and advice for engaged couples please take a look at our useful factsheet.