Is it okay to have a prenuptial agreement?

Hi Father,

Is it OK doing Prenuptial Agreement to strength up our Catholic marriage?

This agreement that both me and my spouse agree to do:

If any parties file a divorce paper, that person will loose all their assets. Both parties must resolve conflict together regardless whatever happen.

Thank you so much
Truong Vu

Hi,

The Church does not allow Catholics to have a pre-nuptial agreement. Such a maneuver has a weakening effect rather than a strengthening one. It puts concern for one’s personal property over the willingness to give oneself completely to the other without concern for self. This is the kind of love-commitment that the Sacrament of Matrimony requires.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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