The mission of the Metropolitan Tribunal is to provide justice for all persons who approach the Church's court system. This mission is fulfilled through the rendering of judgments concerning people's rights and obligations as well as their status in the Church. Such judgments seek to discern the truth about a matter and then initiate solutions that provide for justice based upon the law of the Scriptures, the Magisterial Teaching of the Church, and the Code of Canon Law.

Click on the links for a list of contacts, answers to frequently asked questions or several helpful resources including a brochure that helps explain the annulment process to children.

NOTE: On September 8, 2015 Pope Francis issued some changes to the processing of marriage nullity cases commonly known as "annulments." The changes will take effect December 8, 2015. For more information on these changes, please click for frequently asked questions - English | Spanish


Informational Brochures




Obtain a Petition for a Church Declaration of Nullity (annulment).

Obtenga una Solicitud para la Declaración de Nulidad Matrimonial (anulación).

Very Rev. Paul Hartmann, M. Div., J.C.L.
Judicial Vicar

Zabrina Decker, J.C.D.
Tribunal Chancellor/Canon Lawyer

Rev. Ricardo Martin, J.C.L.
Vice Chancellor/Defender of the Bond

Maurice Thompson, B.B.A.
Office Manager/Procurator/Advocate

Jesus Cabrera, J.C.L.
Canon Lawyer

Andrew R.J. Vaughn, M.A.

Stephen J. Harvey, M.Div.

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