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Pre-nups

Coming from a country where marrying out of community of property has been a simple matter of ticking the right box on a marriage certificate since the 60s (iirc), it's a bit hard to get one's head around the big news in the UK this week that an Appeal Court has finally recognised pre-nups.

Much navel-gazing and harrumphing has ensued. A sad day for marriage, oh the humanity, lawyers are evul, yadda yadda.

I have two thoughts: nearly half of all marriages don't last, but people want the law to pretend this isn't the case. Second, getting married is one of the most significant life choices one makes, but the thinking seems to be that people can't be trusted to negotiate and agree the terms of these unions themselves.

Crazy.

{2010.10.22 - 16:13}

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