TRIBUNAL OF THE DIOCESE OF DALLAS
What does the Dallas Tribunal do?
The Dallas Tribunal does the following: reviews, processes, and adjudicates petitions for invalidity of marriage ("annulments") and other matrimonial cases; grants dispensations and permissions for the celebration of marriage in the Catholic Church; performs canonical research for clergy and laity upon request; presents information sessions on the work of the Tribunal; and offers workshops for clergy and parish staff concerning the adjudication of matrimonial cases, marriage preparation, prenuptial paperwork processing, and sacramental record keeping. The majority of the Dallas Tribunal’s work revolves around the "annulment process" as a response to requests to investigate a previous matrimonial bond.
Should you have any comments/questions about any aspect concerning marriage in the Catholic Church, contact the Tribunal at 214-379-2840 or .
Dallas Tribunal Resources
Petition for Investigation of a Marriage Bond (2021)
Questionnaire for Formal Nullity Cases
Frequently Asked Questions (Coming Soon!)
Nullity - List of Documents
Prenuptials - List of Documents
Getting Married in the Catholic Church
Informal ("Common Law") Marriage
Rev. Msgr. John Bell, JCL
Maria Longoria Chavez
John P. Gargan, JCD, JD
Defender of the Bond
Mary Margaret Hernandez
Moderator of the Tribunal Office
Anne Kirby, JCL
Carol Crochet Phillips
Eileen Magdalen Ross, JCL
Director of Canonical Affairs, Judge
(214) 379 2840