Marriage, at its civil root, is a property arrangement.
It always has been. It’s a state-sanctioned means by which families can grow and preserve wealth.
Marriage concentrates society’s buying power and increases stability. It decreases our use of resources for protection of our youngest, sickest, and oldest citizens.
When the happy couple wants to call it quits, family law gives predictability to the division of property. Sure, there are options as to what could happen post-bliss, but the majority of property divisions in divorce are quite similar. Continue reading