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The Metropolitan Marriage Tribunal handles marriage nullity cases and dissolutions cases involved in the process used to investigate the validity of a previous marriage.

The forms listed below are for use by specially trained clergy, religious and lay persons who offer assistance to parties who are seeking clarification regarding their marital status in the Church or who need special permissions or dispensations in preparation for their marriage.

If you have questions regarding marriage nullity cases and dissolutions cases, please contact the office of Metropolitan Marriage Tribunal at the Archdiocesan Catholic Center at 213-637-7245.  For information regarding Lack of Canonical Form, Permissions, Dispensations, etc. involved in marriage preparations please contact us at 213-637-7888.

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Nullity and Dissolution Cases:
Favor of the Faith.pdf  (English)
Favor de la Fe.pdf  (Español) 


Ligamen/Prior Bond.pdf  (English)
Ligamen/Vínculo Anterior Válido.pdf (Español)Lack of Canonical Form, Dispensations, Permissions, etc. for Marriage Preparation:

Lack of Form Petition.pdf  (English)
Lack of Form Sample Letter to the other Party.docx (English)
Falta de Forma Canónica.pdf(Español)
Exemplo de carta para el ex cóyuge.docx (Español)