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Divorce and the triumph of capitalism

Divorce and the triumph of capitalism is a combination of ideas that these days goes together like, well, love and marriage in our post modern society according to a former politics A level student at Cheshire divorce solicitors Stonehewer Moss. The current election campaign featuring the old style Left policies of Jeremy Corbyn provoked some thought about a Marxist model for marriage and ultimate divorce, with the added puzzlement of the current trend for beards among young men. Having cut himself shaving again today, our unsure whether he may not be Marxist after all divorce solicitor came up with the following synopsis for modern marriage, separation and divorce:-

  1. Marriage is a social contract. Remember Jean Jacque Rousseau; Man is born free but everywhere in chains;
  2. Marx argued that capitalism was the exploitation of workers by employers keeping the surplus his or her work earns as profit.
  3. When marriage breaks down the master and servant arrangement you have allowed to develop in the relationship may take forms such as one earner and the surplus of his or her income being taken by non productive others;
  4. The Court assesses need in divorce and if your income has a surplus while your ex has a need, what you thought may be a profit is re-distributed to meet the needs of your ex by maintenance order.
  5. Marriage contracts are therefore open to interpretation as a Marxist re-distribution of wealth or capitalist exploitation, depending on your point of view.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The application of political models to the laws settlement of divorce cases is moot as modern society reflects our mistrust of politicians; but by rejecting politics are we choosing lawyers instead to answer our problems? The straight answer is probably that lawyers share a similar public esteem to politicians. The reality is that our point of view is a quasi political/ quasi legal  expression; trained lawyers know that save for qualified experts, opinion is no evidence at all. They further know that judges are lawyers and that until we live in a society without laws and the politicians that make them, that is a world without individual opinion, we live in a representative society; we elect representative politicians and appoint representatives to present our case in court. Solicitors work for profit but they advise, negotiate and represent your opinions in court guided by their long and  costly training; it is probably best not to try to break free of your chains without the help of someone who knows which tool to use to get the job done.A final thought; Marx did not really do a days paid work in his life, most of the leaders of the French Revolution were failed lawyers,Jeremy Corbyns grandfather owned a solicitors practice and the Romans, at least until Hadrian, did not trust a man with a beard.Divorce and the triumph of capitalism may reflect an out of date paternalistic legal system or seek to achieve fairness in all the circumstances depending on how you feel when you leave the court if you have not instructed a solicitor to negotiate a settlement.   If you do not know your Marx from your Engels, please call 01606 872200 or e mail for discussion of options available with a solicitor when you need to settle with your ex. 


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