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Frequently Asked Questions
regarding
WHEN TO APPLY FOR AN ANNULMENT.

See Pope Francis changes to the annulment process here

Q. 1. When is the proper time to apply for an Annulment? Is it when a couple is separating, a year after having separated, during a divorce procedure or after a divorce has been granted? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A. 1. First of all, it should be understood that a person seeking an annulment is someone who has been married, is now divorced and (a) may or (b) may not wish to marry again. Reference of marrying again is a reference to a Sacramental Marriage in the catholic Church.

Before anyone can obtain an annulment, a divorce must have been granted by a civil court.

When applying for an annulment, you will need the following documents:

Copies of the baptismal certificates of both Catholic parties involved.
A copy of the civil marriage license.
A copy of the church marriage certificate.
A copy of the divorce decree certified or signed by the Judge.

If you are not divorced as of yet, you cannot apply for an annulment.



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