Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Intentional Short-Term Marriage

From the New York Times:

IT makes little sense to explore a new era of family values based around Hollywood couplings. Or, worse yet, around mere rumors of the way movie stars conduct their marital affairs.

But might there be seeds of something worth considering in one such rumor, that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes signed a five-year marriage contract?

It’s a dim data point but not an isolated one, suggesting people are rethinking marriage, at least around the edges. Prenuptial agreements, a different sort of contract, are on the rise, as is vowless cohabitation. The ages at which people marry have hit record highs, 28.7 years for men and 26.5 for women. And gay marriage has provoked widespread conversation about the institution’s meaning and place.

Read more here.

MR

Hat Tip Naomi Cahn

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Comments

Signing a marriage contract takes all of the romance out of marriage, but it makes logical sense.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | Oct 3, 2012 6:25:30 AM

Marriage is a sacred so it will never be take for granted.

Posted by: Rivenbark Bivens | Jun 2, 2013 3:13:49 PM

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