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Pro-Rated Marriage License

A way to reward Fidelity, and Profit from Infidelity
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What with the tendency for folks to Marry, Separate, Divorce, Re-marry, Re-Separate, Re-Divorce, Etc, Etc. The First Marriage License would be $5.00. The Second Marrige License would be $50.00. The Third Marriage License would cost $500.00. All marrigae licenses AFTER that would be based on the Going Rate for the Appropriate Entertainment License, Renewable quarterly. Failing to Renew would incur Late- Payment Fines, Penalties, and Interest 1/2 interest point below Federal/State Usury Levels. Divorce in this case would be treated as a Corporate Dissolution requiring lawyers, Judges, Etc. The proceeds would be used for Marriage Counseling for the Poor.
Goibneu, Mar 13 2004

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       There are lots of licenses (truck drivers, medical doctors, professional engineers) that require a test and/or some kind of apprenticeship. If you take the same approache to marriage it may work better. People have to live together for at least 1 year before they get a license and all the legal and financial goodies that go with it. If police is called in to separate a domestic dispute during this period the year starts over.
kbecker, Mar 13 2004
  

       Couples who live together before getting married have a greater statistical chance of getting divorced.
yabba do yabba dabba, Mar 15 2004
  

       [Go] Why do you care if people get married more than once? People make mistakes, things change, people change. Forcing someone to live with someone they hate or lose vast amounts of money seems like an unfair choice.
Worldgineer, Mar 15 2004
  

       yabba: Correlation does not imply causation. Perhaps those who cohabitated were those who were less certain about wanting to be married, and their lower degree of certainty was thus a predictor of what would follow.
supercat, Mar 15 2004
  

       Then they shouldn't get married, in which case you would be a proponent of this idea to discourage somewhat uncertain marriages. As of right now, I'm the only one that gave it a bun.
yabba do yabba dabba, Mar 15 2004
  

       If this was exactly how a driver's insurance liability rates rose after a rule infraction and subsequent infractions (look within for proof of correlation), I say it is a fine idea. If I had been willing to come up with $ome grands for "the one", well, what does that prove?
dpsyplc, Mar 15 2004
  

       //People have to live together for at least 1 year before they get a license //
The Pope'd be spinning in his grave, if only they'd bury him.
calum, Mar 16 2004
  
      
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