Marriage Forms 2017-07-17T09:21:54+00:00

Marriage Forms

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Formal Petition - Print and fill out by hand

This is the same form as below except you can print this and fill it out by hand.

December 20, 20160.4 MB234
Formal Petition - Fill out on your computer!

Generally, this petition should be used by those who are seeking the annulment of a marriage involving at least one baptized person (Catholic, Orthodox, or any Christian denomination) in which neither party was previously married. This petition should also be used for Catholics who observed the canonical form of marriage (i.e., married in the presence of a Catholic priest or deacon or received a dispensation). In all other cases, please contact your parish priest or the Tribunal for assistance.

December 20, 20160.2 MB217
Pre-nuptial Investigation Form MB

THIS FORM IS TO BE USED IN THE FOLLOWING CASES:
To establish freedom to marry:
(a) When either party has lived in more than one parish or place for more than six months after puberty, or when some doubt exists in the mind of the priest concerning freedom to marry.
(b) When a dispensation from banns is requested.
(c) For both parties in a mixed marriage.

To assist in proving baptism, when a certificate is unavailable.
To investigate the attitude of parents when the party is under twenty-one years of age.
To investigate the stability of the proposed marriage when the party is under eighteen years of age.
Four witnesses are necessary. Parental testimony is always preferred.

February 12, 20150.1 MB227
Pre-nuptial Investigation Form MA

The M-A Prenuptial Investigation Form is to be used with all couples as the basic instrument to determine the freedom of the parties to marry and to assess the quality of their intention to marry. Additionally, the form has a space for written delegation. Please complete this form for each proposed marriage and place in the pre-nuptial file. If the marriage is to take place in another diocese or the couple themselves are from another diocese (or the Catholic party, in the case of a mixed religion marriage), please send this form with the other requested documents to the Tribunal for processing.

February 12, 201567 KB289
Petition Based On Prior Bond

This petition should be if you were married to a person who was previously married and did not receive an annulment before attempting to marry you.

February 12, 201536 KB180
Pauline Privilege

A Petition for a Dissolution in Favor of the Faith (Pauline Privilege) This petition should be used only if neither you nor your former spouse were baptized at the time of your marriage or at any point during the marriage or at any time previous to the civil divorce. Generally, this petition will only be used by those who are seeking reception into the Catholic Church by means of Baptism. If you are unsure about the above, please contact your parish priest or the Tribunal for assistance.

February 12, 201540 KB145
Application For Permission/Dispensation

To be used for permission for mixed religion, disparity of cult and dispensation form canonical form.

February 12, 201581 KB241
Annulment FAQs

To help you better understand the work of the Tribunal and the marriage process we have composed a brief booklet of Annulment FAQs to address the most frequently asked questions with clear and concise replies.

February 12, 20150.1 MB299
A Defect Of Form For A Non-catholic Party

This form should be completed if you married a person who was a Catholic at the time of the marriage, you and your former spouse failed to marry in the presence of a Catholic priest or deacon and your former spouse did not receive permission from his or her bishop to be married by a minister or a Justice of the Peace, and you did not have the marriage validated or “blessed” at a later date. If you are unsure about the above, please contact your parish priest or the Tribunal for assistance.

February 12, 201532 KB162
A Defect Of Form For A Catholic Petitioner

This form should be completed if you were a Catholic at the time of the marriage, you failed to marry in the presence of a Catholic priest or deacon and did not receive permission from your bishop to be married by a minister or a Justice of the Peace, and you did not have the marriage validated or “blessed” at a later date. If you are unsure about the above, please contact your parish priest or the Tribunal for assistance.


February 12, 201538 KB170