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Old May 14, '17, 10:01 am
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Default Any EC teachings with regards to pre-nuptial agreements

Just wanted to check in and see if there were any particulars RE: above -- or is it for the most part the same as the Roman Church.
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Default Re: Any EC teachings with regards to pre-nuptial agreements

I'm not aware of any teachings specific to EC on this topic, however, for the most part the Catholic Church as a whole frowns prenuptial agreements.

The Catholic Church does not have a blanket prohibition of “prenups.” In certain cases, they can be quite valid and helpful. When a widow marries a widower, for example, and they both have children from their previous marriages, a prenup is a legitimate way of determining what is common property and what is separate as a basis for determining the inheritance rights of each spouse’s children.

In most cases, though, prenups are a bad idea and may even call into question the validity of the marriage itself.

Canon 1102 of the church’s Code of Canon Law says that “marriage subject to a condition about the future cannot be contracted validly.” For a prospective spouse to say, for example, “I will marry you, if you agree I’ll get half the assets at a divorce,” strikes at the heart of the church’s view of marriage. The very contemplation of divorce at the outset of a marriage creates an “escape hatch” and could well imply something less than a total commitment.
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Pre nups are rather on the side of not permitted in the Catholic Church. And can even invalidate a marriage depending....
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Default Re: Any EC teachings with regards to pre-nuptial agreements

Good article, but it does not describe alternative motivation. It seems to focus totally on the possibility of divorce. I have a friend who entered marriage with a prenup, but the intent was to leave property to her son in the event of her death, and not in the event of a divorce. Her fiancé also had a will wherein he named his children, again, in the event of his death.

Sadly, they did later divorce, and her husband is now using this as grounds for annulment. However, as I read the article, the basis of marriage depends on the mutual consent entered into, which was a very holy and blessed decision at the time of the marriage.

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Why would you need a prenup to pass property to children? There are other legal documents one can file.
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