Trial Marriages Proposed

Aug 8, 2012 by

Lawmakers from the Party of the Democratic Revolution in Mexico City recently proposed a controversial new bill that would allow temporary marriage licenses, which can be discarded or renewed after a minimum two year period. If the legislation allowing temporary marriages is fully approved it would allow Mexican couples to get a marriage license with an expiration date of a minimum two years. The bill would then allow couples to terminate the marriage if they do not renew their marriage...

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No Consent Divorce South of the Border

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Supreme Court of Mexico recently caused a bit of controversy by backing up divorce laws changes that allow one spouse to request and obtain a divorce without the agreement of the other. The Supreme Court waited until March 2011 to declare the reforms set down in October 2008 by the Mexico City Legislative Assembly to be constitutional and enforceable laws in Mexico. The oddly structured law requires only that divorce petitioners be married for at least one year, one of them wants a divorce,...

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