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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
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.
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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.
||Couples who live together before getting married have a greater statistical chance of getting divorced.
||[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.
||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.
||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.
||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?
||//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.