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Catholic Annulment FAQs

When it comes to Catholic annulments, understanding the specifics can be a bit complicated. Not only is your marriage coming to an end, but you’re also in the midst of navigating all of the different rules, regulations, and processes that come with a Catholic annulment. This week’s Catholic Annulment - Another Chance blog is here to help answer some of the most commonly asked questions we see.

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Are there different types of annulment cases?

Yes, there can be different types of annulment cases, depending on the circumstances of a particular marriage. Some cases are more simple and move more quickly than others, while some are complex and take more time to resolve.

Typically a type of case called a “documentary case” is the easiest to resolve, as they can be proven simply with the presentation of the correct documentation. However, this process is only to be used under a very specific set of circumstances and is not typically common within the church.

Formal cases, which are more common, require much more documentation and proof, including an extensive essay, a witness testimony, an interview, and more, in order to be resolved. These cases tend to be more difficult and take more time to be completed.

Are annulments expensive?

In most cases, the cost for a Catholic annulment is quite reasonable. If you have difficulty covering the cost, arrangements can be made to assist you. A person should never be turned away from applying for a Catholic annulment due to his/her inability to pay the fee.

Why do I need a witness? Who should I choose?

Canon law requires that witnesses be present because the rights of two people, the sanctity of marriage, and the good of the community are all involved in the annulment process. Your witness will be asked to describe the personalities and backgrounds of both parties, as well as about the marriage.

The person you choose as a witness does not need to be an expert. They just need to be people, generally family or friends, who knew you or your former spouse before or during the marriage, and are familiar with the problems of the marriage.

If my ex-spouse petitions for and receives an annulment, do I have to go through the process before I remarry as well?

A Catholic annulment states that your previous marriage is “null” or invalid, meaning that once it is granted, both parties are free to marry. If one person goes through the annulment process, it’s impossible for the other person to still be bound to the marriage.

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