Many years ago I was advised by my Rabbi Z"l to read חוק לישראל. And I faced a similar problem. Here's what he told me:
There are two maps of reading Torah - personal and social:
On the personal level, completing the whole Torah 2M1T has many Kaballic benefits (see the intro to חוק לישראל)
On the public level, reading the Parasha in public is a different ...
In an interview published in Mishpacha magazine in 2011, R. Michel Shurkin reports the following:
...I ask whether Reb Moshe was supportive of the trend towards being
machmir even if there was a mesorah otherwise. Rav Michel answers with
a story, of course. “During the 1970s, Kissinger sold a lot of wheat
the US had stockpiled to Russia. The reason ...
R' Michael Broyde-- in a 2004 article titled "The Ketubah in America: Its Value in Dollars, its Significance in Halacha and its Enforceability in American Law"-- seems to say no:
(bolding for emphasis)
The enforceability in American law of the ketubah payment is a
matter that has rarely been litigated, although there is not a
single case where a court ...