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Do you think it is a good idea to allow renewable marriage nuptials?

Asked by goose756 (655points) April 28th, 2009

There is a story in the news about some countries (Germany and Australia) that are trying to allow renewable marriage nuptials. Basically after 7 years you would be asked if you’d like to renew your marriage, kind of like a business contract. Divorce rates are at about 50% right now, do you think this will help the situation or do you think it will take away from the whole idea of marriage?

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cwilbur's avatar

I don’t see a qualitative distinction between allowing people to get divorces and requiring them to take action to renew their legal marriage.

cookieman's avatar

What happens if you say “no”?

Is the marriage annulled?
Is the divorce free of charge?

Aethelwine's avatar

It just sounds like an easy way out to me.

Judi's avatar

I still think the government should get out of the marriage business. Let them honor civil unions, or private contracts.

goose756's avatar

@cprevite the marriage is simply not legal anymore.. you don’t need to pay for a divorce, however you may still encounter a mess when dealing with money with your ex-spouse

Randy's avatar

According to what you just mentioned, I smell trouble. I don’t like the idea. It makes marriage, like you said, more business than a union between two people.

“Till death do us part”...? “In sickness and in health”...? “As long as we both shall live”...?

MrKnowItAll's avatar

What about a Learners Permit?

poopster's avatar

sounds good, like a try before you buy?

casheroo's avatar

Well, it’d sure as hell make divorce easier. I don’t think that’s really a bad thing…divorce is expensive, and awful…this might make it easier on people who don’t want to be married anymore. It’s not my place to step in and tell people that it should be a PITA to get a divorce, or that they need to jump through hoops before they get one.

filmfann's avatar

When I got married, I didn’t want a prenuptual agreement, because I felt that would show I am not committed. Marriage is a serious decision, and if you’re not sure, you shouldn’t do it.

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