Annulments: Nullifying a Union
Per the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, an annulment is a declaration by a Church Tribunal (a Catholic court) that a marriage thought to be valid according to Church law actually fell short of at least one of the essential elements required for a binding union.
The Church presumes that marriages are valid and lifelong; therefore, unless the ex-spouse has died, the Church requires the divorced Catholic to obtain a declaration of nullity before re-marrying. The tribunal process seeks to determine if something essential was missing from the couple’s relationship from the moment of consent, that is, the time of the wedding.
To learn more, visit: For Your Marriage
To begin the process, contact Gwendolyn: gwendolyn(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)thecasa.org 480.306.4853 or call the church where you are registered as a member.