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[–] Bunny_Pope 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Why take the chance though? Why not just be in a relationship without signing a government contract, which almost directly states that the woman is going to get the better deal if either of you backs out?

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[–] turdovski 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

As for the positives? Cheaper taxes, cheaper insurance, untaxed retirement/death benefits (being able to roll over IRA type accounts without penalty), social security benefits for widowers, etc... There are a significant number of legal benefits that all add up to retaining more earnings.

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[–] sumguy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

In my case? It was simple, either marriage or move on. I wasn't really interested but loved my SO enough that it was an easy decision to make her happy.

I take lots of chances in life... I've piloted airplanes, raced motorcycles, play with firearms... all of them calculated and worth the risks.

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[–] Voat_a_Goat_Mamma 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

My husband and I were going to go that route. One reason, children. In fact, it was the only reason we got married. He wanted to have legal say over the children I had out of wed lock. In our state, the only way we could cohabitate was to be married. also, awesome tax returns, but the kids were why we married.