Many couples, before putting the coveted stamp in their passports and officially legalizing the relationship, prefer to live in a civil marriage. According to young people, both boys and girls, such a step helps them get to know each other better, get used to, learn about each other's bad habits, etc. Having decided to just live together, it is necessary to weigh the pros and cons.
According to the conclusion of the extras, almost half of marriages end in rupture or official divorce, so people, before taking the application to the registry office, try their relationship without registering it officially. More recently, a civil marriage was considered immoral and illegal, living together in the same territory without formalizing the relationship could affect both your career and personal life. Now you will not surprise anyone with a civil marriage, and more and more young people, before going to the registry office, prefer such a non-binding relationship.
In a civil marriage, both partners are considered free people, and in any stalemate situation they can simply pack up their things and leave. However, many men living in a civil marriage say that they meet, make friends, test the relationship for strength, and so on, while girls perceive a civil marriage as a real, official one, giving it all their strength and soul, trying to provide comfort and peace in home, delicious food and clean shirts. Of course, not all men have such a relationship, in some cases, a civil marriage still ends with a ring on a finger, but most often a young man, having played enough of adult life, simply leaves, leaving the girl with nothing.
If we consider the situation from a legal point of view, then there are pitfalls here too:
- for officially registered spouses, after the death of one of them, the right to property passes to the partner, in a civil marriage it will still have to be proved that everything that is in the house is acquired jointly;
- upon dissolution of an official marriage, the state is the guarantor that all property acquired over the years of cohabitation will be divided in half. However, this rule is not fulfilled even with the official people who have legalized their relationship in the event that a marriage contract was drawn up, in which it is stated what and in what quantities belongs to each of the spouses;
- after the break of official relations, one of the spouses can live for some time in the territory of another, more wealthy partner, which is completely excluded after the break of civil relations. However, this plus is rather a minus, how long can you live in the territory of your ex-husband or wife? A month or two, and then you still have to go out into the street or look for housing. An apartment or house that was acquired by spouses in equal shares is considered the property of each of the spouses, therefore, a divorced person can live in his half as long as he wants;
- children who appear in civil marriages usually remain with their mother after the break. If paternity is established officially, then, quite possibly, there will be no problems, otherwise, you will have to bypass not a single instance in order to obtain alimony or any help.
From all of the above, we can conclude that a civil marriage does not oblige you to anything, but it does not provide guarantees for a happy future. Naturally, you can try to live without a stamp in your passport, but if you are confident in your relationship, tender feelings for each other, are ready to create a full-fledged family, then join hands and go to the registry office to apply.