Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Wedding 'expiry dates' for Mexicans

weddingring.jpg
maritia.jpg
stylist.jpg

In a bid to help combat high divorce rates, politicians in Mexico City have proposed that couples decide the length of their marriage before tying the knot.

The contract, which would have a minimum duration of two years, would provide arrangements for the eventuality of a non-renewal, such as how children and assets would be dealt with.

Despite facing fierce criticism from the Catholic church, the bill is gathering considerable support and may come into effect before the end of the year.

Written by Maurita Dumbill, English literature graduate

Main picture credit: Rex Features

Related

dutchpeebags.jpg

Dutch introduce 'pee bags' for trains

hero.jpg

Jessica Simpson is pregnant

europespa.jpg

Is this the world's weirdest health spa?

Comments

More

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Anna Kendrick's new love to a Destiny's Child reunion

by Nicola Colyer
17 Feb 2017

Amanda Knox reveals the truth about relationships in prison

"Relationships help keep us sane, even if they're forbidden or not ideal”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
16 Feb 2017

Susan Sarandon discusses being sexually fluid: “I'm open”

“My sexual orientation is up for grabs”

by Kayleigh Dray
16 Feb 2017

“How you can fight this shameful U-turn on child refugees”

Positive ways to channel your outrage

15 Feb 2017

Chrissy Teigen has no time for #relationshipgoals

A drunken post-Grammys Snapchat with her husband is doing the rounds

by Amy Swales
15 Feb 2017

Blake Lively is teaching her daughters that perfection is a myth

She wants them to challenge today’s unrealistic beauty standards

by Kayleigh Dray
15 Feb 2017

Scarlett Johansson gets realistic about marriage and monogamy

“I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person”

by Kayleigh Dray
15 Feb 2017

Emily Ratajkowski, Melania Trump and the fight against slut-shaming

Ratajkowski is an avowed Democrat – but she’s ready to defend the First Lady.

by Moya Crockett
15 Feb 2017

Bake Off’s Prue Leith: everything you need to know

So… has the food writer really got what it takes to replace GBBO’s Marry Berry?

by Kayleigh Dray
14 Feb 2017

Why the internet loved Adele’s low-key wedding announcement

You do you, Adele

by Kayleigh Dray
14 Feb 2017