Marriage

Co-Habitation vs. Marriage:  Is There Really Any Point to Marriage Anymore?"

10.05.2017

Recognizing the dramatic shift in family formation that has taken place in the last century, Sir James Munby, president of Britain’s High Court Family Division, suggested among other measures more legal protection for cohabitors.  Radhika Sanghani at the Telegraph praises such moves, and writes, “The idea of spending thousands on what’s meant to be ‘the best day of your life’ – including a dress you’ll never, ever wear again – combined with the not insignificant fact that the wedding certificate only requires your father’s name and not your mother’s, puts me off the whole [marriage] thing.”  Nonetheless, writes Ms. Sanghani, if she wants any kind of legal protection for herself and her future children, she will probably have to demand one day that her boyfriend “put a ring on it.”