Law Office Of Nancy H. Boler Dedicated to offering professional and personalized support in the area of family and guardianship law.
Family law questions? I can help. Call today.
Local: 832-539-4689 Serving The Houston Metro | Free Initial Consultation

Despite Catholic protest, Mexico City has radical marriage idea

We mainly write about local Texas or nationally interesting divorce and other family law stories on this blog, but an international story related to divorce is so remarkable that it's worth sharing.

As a country, the United States might think that we are more progressive in terms of family law than other places like Mexico, for example. But just as family law varies from state to state in the U.S., different areas of Mexico are more progressive than others. One of the country's most progressive cities has a new idea about marriage and divorce.

The Catholic Church definitely has a strong presence in Mexico, but that hasn't stopped Mexico City from passing some laws that the Church doesn't like. For example, abortion is legal in the country's capitol. Also, the government in Mexico City beat even many U.S. states to legalizing same-sex marriage in 2009.

Reuters reports that the newest radical legislative idea would again change the picture of marriage in the city.

Lawmakers propose that temporary marriage licenses should become an option for couples getting married. By entering into the contract, a couple would be married for at least two years but then have the opportunity to decide whether the marriage is working or if they want to split. If they decide that they no longer want to be married, the temporary marriage license would allow a smooth split and already have in it the various details related to ending the marriage, including property division, alimony, etc.

Supporters of the bill see the temporary licenses as a way to save couples from having to go through the traditional divorce process. Its challengers, however, see the proposal as a contradiction to what marriage is supposed to be -- a lifelong commitment. Lawmakers will reportedly vote on this controversial issue by the end of the year. What's your initial reaction to the legislative proposal?

Source

Reuters: "Mexico City lawmakers want to help newlyweds avoid the hassle of divorce by giving them an easy exit strategy: temporary marriage licenses," Alex Leff, Sep. 29, 2011

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Schedule a Confidential Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Recent Posts

Blog

Blog

The was an error in retrieving the feed http://www.bolerlaw.com/blog/atom.xml.