Is marriage dying? What is the solution? People don’t just get married for love. For thousands of years it has been a way to live a better life. Living together and sharing resources is much more cost efficient than living apart. It is possible that one day only middle-class people who are trying to get into the upper class will get married.
If you need a family lawyer, reach out to us toll free at 1-844-466-6529. You can also reach our law firm via the live chat function in the bottom right of the screen. As of May 2019, we have offices in different areas of Toronto and Ottawa. We plan to extend our service across Ontario very soon. If you live in a small community, reach out to our family lawyers to see if we can accommodate you. A lot of small towns in Ontario don’t have family lawyers.
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Is Marriage Dying?
People are getting married later because they do not feel they are able to attain wealth. If someone is living at home, and just making ends meet, they might not be a wealth mindset. We do not believe the decline in marriage is because of cohabitating couples not registering their marriage.
There is also a trend for people to become more individualistic.
If it’s true that marriage is dying, then what will the new norm be?
Cohabitation is an increasingly popular choice. Most people want to live together, share costs, and have a sexual relationship. This couple can either be same sex or opposite sex. Cohabitation does mean that the couple is living in a marriage like relationship without being married. The term implies more than “just friends” and the couple would be sexual.
Marriage is hard, and it takes a lot of work. People call our law firms with ideas that come from movies. We get asked questions like “does she get half my stuff?” and “how much support do I have to pay?” many times a day. Our answer is always the same, we don’t know until we sit down with you to discuss your situation. We need to go over everything for at least an answer to get an idea of asset division and support payments.
Is Marriage Dying? We hope not. If you need a family lawyer, call us at 1-844-466-6529
Many callers want quick answers. No lawyer can give you an accurate answer quickly until they know your entire situation. Instead of getting quick answers, we suggest you get accurate answers. We also encourage you to be open to spending a few thousand dollars on legal fees. This might save you ten’s or hundreds of thousands of dollars in asset divisions payments or spousal support payments in the future. Don’t save pennies and end up paying large amounts of dollars.