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Tribunal

Forms

PETITIONS FOR MARRIAGE NULLITY 

Fees

We ask for a standard fee of $450 (that is, $100 when you submit your petition and the remaining $350 when the case has concluded) to help defray the costs associated with each case, although the expenses associated with each case far exceed this amount. If you are experiencing financial difficulties that prevent you from paying this amount, please notify us. Whatever amount you can provide toward the $450 fee, or even above that amount if it is within your means, is greatly appreciated and will be used to support this important ministry. Please note that all cases are handled independently of any contribution.  

The Metropolitan Tribunal of San Antonio serves all persons, regardless of ability to pay, thanks to the many generous donors who support the Archdiocese of San Antonio and its operations. Please understand that petitions may be submitted with or without an initial payment. We encourage you to submit your petition as soon as it is ready; do not hold back your petition until you are able to pay.

Notes for Submitting Ministers

  • A formal petition is required for EACH marriage that is to be investigated.  However, if it is helpful you may copy the pages that are identical from one petition to the other.  
  • It is very important that you complete the SUBMITTING MINISTER RECOMMENDATION FORM, which is the last page of the petition.  Thank you for your assistance.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 210-734-1661 or [email protected]

PRENUPTIAL FORMS are provided below following the FORMS FOR MARRIAGE NULLITY

PRENUPTIAL PACKETS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE METROPOLITAN TRIBUNAL
AT LEAST 2 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE WEDDING DATE:
for Couples being prepared for Marriage within the Archdiocese of San Antonio but celebrating the wedding outside the Archdiocese, OR
for Couples being prepared for marriage outside the Archdiocese of San Antonio but celebrating the wedding within the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Note:  For the “Permissions and Dispensations Form”, use landscape orientation and print on both sides, flipping on the short edge. (The dotted lines will line up on the front and back.) This allows the approval portion to be returned to you with the Chancellor’s seal.

FORMS FOR ORDINARY PROCESS should be downloaded individually below.

Download

Petition for a Declaration of Nullity (English)

Download

Petition for a Declaration of Nullity (Spanish)

Download

FORMS FOR BRIEFER PROCESS should be downloaded individually below.

Download

Collaborative Process - Instructions for Submitting Minister

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Collaborative Process - Request by Petitioner

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Collaborative Process - Request by Respondent

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Collaborative Process - Letter to Respondent

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Collaborative Process - Respondent Witness Form

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FORM FOR LACK OF CANONICAL FORM

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OTHER MARRIAGE NULLITY RESOURCES

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Who, What, Where, When, How & Why of Annulments

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FAQs About Annulments by Petitioners

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PRENUPTIAL PACKET FORMS

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Prenuptial Packet - English

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Prenuptial Packet - Spanish

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PDFFILLABLE FORMS - ENGLISH

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Prenuptial Cover (Envelope)

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Prenuptial Questionnaire

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Affidavit of Free Status for Bride

Download

Affidavit of Free Status for Groom

Download

Permissions and Dispensations

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Pastoral Guidelines for Marriage Preparation (not yet available in PDF-fillable form)

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Notification of Marriage to Churches of Baptism

Download

OTHER PRENUPTIAL RESOURCES

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Collecting Documents for Prenuptial Packets

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