posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 12:31 PM
Marriage, as a legal contract, is a necessity, especially where children are involved.
I have always thought that marriage licenses should be renewed every five years. In fact, in California a marriage over 5 years is considered long
term for divorce proceedings, which makes a huge difference. (So those of you in CA thinking of divorce, consider that! I know people who have
petitioned for divorce 3 months after that date, and it can be hell!)
Because a family member decided to marry after years living without a legal contract, it saved her legal rights to disposition of property after her
spouse died and there was a legal proceeding from a former wife.
On the other hand, my second marriage has truly been a blessing. Although we would not need to go through a marriage ceremony for spiritual reasons,
we went through the Tunnel of Love (Little White Chapel) in Las Vegas as a great fun thing to do. Still, without a marriage contract, we would have
had to come up with some legal contract for disposition of property.
Marriage is not for everyone. But if you do want to have another person involved with you long term, get a marriage license.