Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wed-lease: A new definition

Via: Gene Veith

"Attorney Paul Rampell, writing in the Washington Post, says that we need to recognize that marriages, like other legal partnerships, often do not last a lifetime. So he proposes that marital contracts be developed along the line of leases. That is, a marriage would be negotiated for a particular period of time, with an option for renewal."

"Here’s how a marital lease could work: Two people commit themselves to marriage for a period of years — one year, five years, 10 years, whatever term suits them. The marital lease could be renewed at the end of the term however many times a couple likes. It could end up lasting a lifetime if the relationship is good and worth continuing. But if the relationship is bad, the couple could go their separate ways at the end of the term. The messiness of divorce is avoided and the end can be as simple as vacating a rental unit."

What an idea!

Probably related posts from the past:
1. A letter to a young (imaginary) Christian couple, Raja and Rani, who are planning to get married soon.

1 comment:

  1. Important lessons for young people in CMCs where such commitments last for 3-5 lovey-dovey mushy-wushy years and then they are 'dissolved' and 'annulled'.

    Marriage is forever no matter what.