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Provides justice for all persons who approach the Church's court system for a declaration of nullity (annulment) or other process.

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.

On September 8, 2015 Pope Francis made various changes to the Declaration of Nullity Process. Some changes affect the Ordinary Process and some establish requirements for a new “Briefer” Process. There are FAQ’s below.

Video Introductions: Briefer and Ordinary Nullity Process (Annulments)

Contact Us

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

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

Very Rev. Mark Payne, J.C.L.
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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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408