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Premarital agreements
Question from Anonymous on 3/30/2014:

Our son is marrying a woman with a teenage daughter. Does the Church allow him to form a premarital agreement for a special-needs trust with his future wife? He will be responsible for our daughter (his sister) upon our deaths and we would like to make sure she is cared for. If our son dies before his wife does, his wife will have a conflict of interest in caring for her daughter ahead of ours. We would like our son to name a successor caretaker that has our daughter's interests first. (We will provide funds.)

Answer by Catholic Answers on 3/31/2014:

Anonymous--

If you do not trust the woman your son is marrying to have the integrity and character to take on your son's responsibilities as her own upon their marriage, then perhaps you should reconsider the wisdom of naming your son as your daughter's caretaker. Rather than ask your son to name a successor caretaker, you might want to find an alternate caretaker whom you do trust.

As to the question of premarital agreements, I recommend contacting the St. Joseph Foundation, a Catholic apostolate that specializes in matters of canon law.

Michelle Arnold
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