One of the recurring themes of this blog has been "Why do people get married? What will help then accomplish whatever it is they want to accomplish by marrying?"
It appears that the number of Americans, over-all, who believe that marriage does what they want done, continues to shrink, even as the broader recognition of same-sex marriage would seem logically to have increased it. There are theories, both social and economic, as to why this may be; my job, as a counselor at law, is to make sure, as much as possible, that when people enter into a legal relationship, they understand what it is, what it does, and are clear, as their partners are clear, that their expectations and understandings match, or at least, fit.
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