Mexico City: The Roman Catholic Church reacted harshly on Friday to a bill proposed by Mexico City legislators that would require all couples to sign a prenuptial agreement specifying how to handle child custody and other issues in case of divorce " and estimating how long the marriage is expected to last.
Sponsors of the bill submitted this week in the city council say the proposal aims to cut down on the lengthy, nasty divorce proceedings choking the capital district's courts, by making potential couples decide about monetary and custody issues by mutual agreement before they get married.
But the bill also says "the duration of the marriage will be bound by the terms that the couple negotiate in the familial agreement, which shall not be less than two years."
Asking a prospective bride to calculate the date of her eventual divorce might seem like throwing a bucket of cold water, instead of a bouquet, at civil marriage proceedings....more
09:28 AM, Oct 02, 2011