We live in a world where someone thinks wedleases should exist. The lawyer who wrote about this is clearly finding new ways to deal with our high divorce rate: You can take a lease out on a marriage with terms and agreements that you feel “comfortable” with and you sign on the dotted line.
Here’s how a marital lease could work: Two people commit themselves to marriage for a period of years — one year, five years, 10 years, whatever term suits them. The marital lease could be renewed at the end of the term however many times a couple likes. It could end up lasting a lifetime if the relationship is good and worth continuing. But if the relationship is bad, the couple could go their separate ways at the end of the term. The messiness of divorce is avoided and the end can be as simple as vacating a rental unit.
I don’t know why this idea bothers me so much. I guess it is yet another way we want to make marriage less risky and more practical. I can appreciate practicality, I really can. I just think we are getting a little to creative instead of taking the time to select the best partner.
Isn’t that what it all boils down to? If you are so terrified of marrying the wrong person and losing all your material possessions, maybe just don’t PROPOSE. Why come up with some legal spin to make marriage risk averse with some kind of safety net. It’s MARRIAGE. That’s the point, isn’t it?
What do you think of wedleases? Would you agree to sign one? What kind of terms would you ask your partner to agree to?
Is there really a difference between this and prenups?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog