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CASES (FORMS and DOCUMENTS) are submitted to the tribunal by parish advocates only.

 

Questions regarding the "briefer process" should be directed to the Judicial Vicar, Fr. Mark Richards, (916) 733-0225 or mrichards@scd.org.

 

 

MARRIAGE TESTIMONIALS AND NIHIL OBSTAT

(Updated 5/12/2017)

The parish preparing couples for marriage outside the Diocese of Sacramento, must gather specific and required documents. Use this cover form when submitting the packet to the Tribunal:


Marriage Testimonial Cover Page - WORD  PDF

 

For marriages occurring outside the Diocese of Sacramento but within the United States, submit the required paperwork to the Tribunal at least four (4) weeks prior to the wedding.

 

For marriages occurring outside the United States, submit the required paperwork to the Tribunal at least eight (8) weeks prior to the wedding.

 

Incomplete packets will be returned to the parish submitting them. The Tribunal is not responsible for any delays in sending packets to dioceses when materials are incomplete or missing.

 

Questions about marriage testimonials? Contact Yesenia Gutierrez at (916) 733-0225 or ygutierrez@scd.org.

Form A: Pre-Marriage Testimony for Bride/Groom

(Updated 8/21/2017)

 

Form A - English - WORD  PDF

Form A - Spanish - WORD  PDF

 

Form B: Pre-Nuptial Witness Testimony

(Updated 8/21/2017)

 

Instructions regarding Form B

Form B - English - WORD  PDF

Form B - Spanish - WORD  PDF

 

Matrimonial Dispensations and Permissions

 

Dispensation Form - WORD  PDF

 

ANNULMENT INFORMATION and FORMS
Form C: Formal Case (updated 1/29/2017)
(also used for Defect of Form)

 

Form C - English - WORD  PDF

Form C - Spanish - WORD  PDF

 

Respondent's Witness List Form

 

Respondent Witness List Form - English - WORD  PDF

Respondent Witness List Form - Spanish - WORD  PDF

 

Lack of Form (updated 1/30/2017)

 

Lack of Form - English - WORD  PDF

Lack of Form - Spanish - WORD  PDF

 

Ligamen Form (updated 1/30/2017)

 

Ligamen Form - WORD  PDF

 

Pauline Privilege Form (updated 1/20/2016)

 

 

Conditions for the Application of the Pauline Privilege

Pauline Privilege Form - WORD  PDF

 

Witness Affidavit regarding Baptismal Status (updated 6/27/2017)

 

Witness Affidavit - Baptismal Status - PDF

 

Parish Advocate Check List 2017

Advocates: Use this CHECKLIST to be sure you have submitted all the necessary documents for the case you are presenting to the Tribunal.

Word format (.docx)

PDF format (.pdf)

Parish Advocate Brief: Notes Concerning the Petitioner (new as of 3/14/2016)

Advocates: Please submit this page when you submit the paperwork and documents for a formal case.

English - Word format (.docx)

English - PDF format (.pdf)

Spanish - Word format (.docx)

Spanish - PDF format (.pdf)

Affidavit of Diligent Search (new as of 4/8/2016)

Advocates: When the Respondent cannot be located, the Petitioner must complete this form detailing efforts to locate the Respondent.

Word format (.docx)

PDF format (.pdf)

SACRAMENTAL REGISTERS
If you need assistance addressing missing information in your parish's sacramental registers (what to do if a sacrament was not recorded), please contact Cheryl Tholcke at the Tribunal (916-733-0231 or ctholcke@scd.org) for appropriate protocols and forms to use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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