Would a "wedlease" cut down on divorce rates?
Florida estate attorney Paul Rampell believes he's come up with a plan to reduce divorce rates by allowing for "wedleases."
Rampell explained his theory in a recent column in The Washington Post:Here's how a marital lease could work: Two people commit themselves to marriage for a period of years -- one year, five years, 10 years, whatever term suits them. The marital lease could be renewed at the end of the term however many times a couple likes. It could end up lasting a lifetime if the relationship is good and worth continuing. But if the relationship is bad, the couple could go their separate ways at the end of the term. The messiness of divorce is avoided and the end can be as simple as vacating a rental unit. Rampell also believes if the couple has a child, there could be an option to have the lease automatically continue until the child reaches a certain age. Read Rampell's full editorial on "wedleases" in the Washington Post here