Lack of Canonical Form

This petition is used in those cases where a Catholic entered into a marriage ceremony without fulfilling the requirement of canonical form (Canon 1108: marrying before a Catholic priest or deacon and two witnesses) and that marriage ended in divorce. 

This petition form may be reproduced in one of the following three ways:

  • Four pages (one side only).
  • Two pages (front and back).
  • One folded page (front and back) on 11-by-17 inch size paper, akin to the prenuptial questionnaire.

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Please always download forms from the website to ensure that you are using the most current.

If you have any questions or difficulties, email the Metropolitan Tribunal or call 713-807-9286.