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Make Marriage about Love not Money

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IN FUTURE MAKE MARRIAGE ABOUT LOVE NOT MONEY 

REMOVE FINANCIAL MERGER FROM MARRIAGE UNLESS ITS IN WRITING 

ACT FOR CHILDREN OF DIVORCING COUPLES, SIGN AND SHARE THIS TODAY

42% of Marriages end in divorce. The children of these Divorces suffer more than their parents from the astonishingly high legal fees of perhaps 80% of the joint assets, charged by lawyers who carve up the assets for themselves unless their clients are in perfect agreement (which is very rare as they are divorcing). 

Marriage has historically often been associated on the one hand in law as a merger of assets; but on the other in common understanding as a declaration of Love and intention often to have children. This difference in view is putting couples off legal Marriages, and leaving the legal system at odds with the intention of marrying couples. The difference has exacerbated  a phenomenon called THE DIVORCE INDUSTRY.

Couples don't realise when they Marry that if there is later disagreement between parties the total assets of the Marriage are immediately in jeopardy of being carved up by legal advisors, solicitors and the courts, giving a party for example with secret or family assets (often the party suing for divorce having had an affair) a huge and unfair advantage over the innocent party.

The disassociation between financial and children's legal proceedings which exists in divorce law is not present in couples thinking before Marriage. Couples often don't realise until after they are married that their assets have become shared so when either one explores the possible divorce they inevitably perceive financial advantage in divorce which they hadn't thought of before. This encourages them to seek divorce little understanding that the lawyers will probably get more than their share anyway.

Propose NOW that Marriage should only be a declaration of Love not financial merger unless the details of the financial joint assets are set out IN WRITING BEFORE MARRIAGE.

REVERSE the onus on parties to have unpopular Pre-nuptial agreements should they wish to have order in their finances in divorce (which they aren't thinking about when they marry anyway) replaced with a more sensible presumption that only those assets which HAVE been put in a written Marriage agreement should be considered joint assets. 

Wipe out future divorce costs and greedy solicitors bills require future couples to Marry for Love but enable them to set out their future joint assets in writing before their Marriage if they are to be included as joint assets eliminating future disagreement and legal arguments.



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