It looks like we are going to have a change in divorce laws thanks to the European Union. Oh joy.
I think the EU should keep their noses out of divorce laws. I do believe that we should discourage divorce and I have a way to do this and unlike other things I think this can be partially solved by tax and if it can’t it will give us a nice little earner.
First of all I would stop assets from being split between both partners unless it can be proven that both partners equally contributed to the financial situation that they had or one partner had an ongoing affair with other women. Sadly that probably wouldn’t stop the richer partner from seeking divorce.
Second of all I would tax divorce, yes you heard that right. I bet Gordon Brown would love that as he loves to tax just about anything. I would make it so that 20% of the assets of the people getting divorced would be given to the government. That would probably mean billions would be given and an unexpected see effect would mean that sham marriages which allow illegals to become resident here would probably end as the citizen would have to pay a whole lot more as we aren’t just talking about liquid assets but homes and other fixed assets.
Hat tip: Ellee