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Interesting idea about marriage

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posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 09:56 AM
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I was just browsing through Youtube and saw a short video of a man calling into a show and he had a pretty reasonable idea.

You need a license for many things and they need to be periodically renewed. Drivers license, CCW, business license etc.
So, how about marriage license ? [ Why do you need permission from the state to get married anyway but that's a whole 'nother topic ]

Let's say they have to be renewed every 5 years and if you don't want to be married to that person anymore, you sit down, draw up an agreement, split everything 50/50 and just walk away.
No lawyers and judges, just 2 people deciding who gets what, without paying boatloads of money to some shyster.

Of course lawyers would have a fit, because that's how many of them make their living by causing as much turmoil as they can and profiting from your misery.

Insurance ? Why do they care who I put on my policy as long as I'm paying for it ?

Inheritance ? It's my stuff, I can leave it to whomever I want.

Interesting idea, hmmm?



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Marriage is the license?

There's a few reasons for annulment, I think time apart is one of them so the 5 years thing has an actual basis in many cultures.

I think if you make a will your estate can be inherited by anyone?




Interesting idea, hmmm?


Not as good as licensing baby making, we should license living too while we're at it.



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 10:04 AM
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Why would I give a woman half of my #?



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 10:09 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

This is a serious question? When you divorce you are only splitting assets but you are doubling your liabilities. Half doesnt cut it when you intend to maintain the same standard of living. Also most peopls employer pays half of the benefit so they may have an issue with that point. Your intial point on why you even need a marriage license is the best one. Technically you dont in most states. Would you apply the same condition to your roomate of 3 years?

Eta: im okay with getting rid of 8500 of the 9000 registered attorneys in my state. Not a fan. But the only way to make your pipedream a realisty is to socialize all your liabilities, which i cannot get behind.
edit on 21-11-2022 by drewlander because: Bored baking.



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 10:16 AM
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a reply to: drewlander

If I'm paying the premiums, why would my employer have a problem ? They have no control of who I marry or their health needs anyway, so....

You don't have to battle a room mate for half your stuff, custody of kids and they have no claim to inherited property.



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: RAY1990




I think if you make a will your estate can be inherited by anyone?


As long as you are of sound mind, you can leave everything you own to a perfect stranger if that's your choice.



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Well, sometimes you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. If you divorce, she's gonna go after half your stuff and if you fight it, you're paying a lawyer God knows how much and it very well could be more than what your stuff is worth.

Lawyers are evil.............except mine.



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

in 2022 I see no benefit to get married.



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

In my state if you cohabitate with someone for something like 3 years and just say you are married then you are married.

You pay your premiums but your employer generally offers 50% of your premiums as part of your total remuneration. You can call it your money but if you opt out most companies will not increase your pay, and if they do its almost always a fraction of what they claim in your remuneration had they paid it.



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 10:46 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

It's a simple and easy fix.
Just substitute in the wedding vows..."until death do you part" for "until expiration date do you part".



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64





Let's say they have to be renewed every 5 years and if you don't want to be married to that person anymore, you sit down, draw up an agreement, split everything 50/50 and just walk away.


Sounds like a prenup agreement. Only a fool would get married with out one!

www.lawdepot.com... f30d598d15b318399076f22e4534

My first wife took everything I had; I was just glad to make it out alive.

edit on 21-11-2022 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: olaru12

Don’t worry it will change soon as now a lot of women are going to be making more than men! 🤣



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 11:15 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Cool ! So now we get the house, kids, alimony and child support !



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 11:17 AM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: olaru12

Don’t worry it will change soon as now a lot of women are going to be making more than men! 🤣


Yet 80% of women want the top 20% of men.

Gonna be a lot of cat ladies.



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

A lot of these young people do not want to get married. They see no purpose in it.
They don’t mix money, they aren’t religious and don’t have the same beliefs on a monogamous relationship.
To many marriage is simply a piece of paper.



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 11:21 AM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: olaru12

Don’t worry it will change soon as now a lot of women are going to be making more than men! 🤣


Great, break thru that glass ceiling, women have been discriminated against long enough.

Another good reason for unions; same pay for same work regardless of sex, color or creed.

Union Proud, Union Strong!



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 11:23 AM
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originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: JAGStorm

Cool ! So now we get the house, kids, alimony and child support !


Alls fair in love and war…. Until it isn’t.



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Good point, law suits are less common here...

Marriage makes people nuts? It's a right and a rite so it's no wonder to me why they come with consequences.



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: olaru12

originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: olaru12

Don’t worry it will change soon as now a lot of women are going to be making more than men! 🤣


Great, break thru that glass ceiling, women have been discriminated against long enough.

Another good reason for unions; same pay for same work regardless of sex, color or creed.

Union Proud, Union Strong!


I have some different beliefs on this….
Have women been discriminated, yes, but,… in general most women do NOT know how to negotiate their salary.
I have some pretty in depth knowledge of this. I personally would advocate for myself. In one of my corporate jobs I found out I was making DOUBLE as the lady I worked with doing the exact same job, because I had been advocating for myself and asking for raises, and more during performance reviews. I never got what I asked for but they always met me halfway. Over the course of even ten years that snowballs. Too many women just take what they are given and don’t say anything. Men on the other hand are always asking. This is changing now.



posted on Nov, 21 2022 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: DAVID64

The only reason people "need" a marriage license is to claim the benefits and protections that come under the law. Any and all can make whatever vows to each other they so choose without any government involvement whatsoever.

Likewise, any married couple can divorce and divide their worldly goods amicably and fairly... but many/most don't. Hence why lawyers are called in.

So it would seem those benefits and protections are important to people.

Also, most people consider marriage a lifetime commitment. Those who want a trial period generally live together first. I'm not sure people would want a marriage license that expires. It would completely change the dynamics of marriage, home and family. Who would want to make long-term decisions on a short-term contract?

Would all marriage licenses have the same set term? Ten years? Twenty years? Or a selection? Maybe five, 12 and 25 years? Would "lifetime" be an option?




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