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Marriage Tribunal

Tribunal Office StaffLeft to Right: Pat Aragon;  Anna Marie Chamblee, JCL; The Very Rev. Anh Tran, JCL; Linda McKinney; JoAnn Gordon



Attention! The Tribunal has moved. Our new address is:

Tribunal of the Diocese of Fort Worth
4503 Bridge Street
Fort Worth, TX 76103-1160
Phone: 817-945-9433




The Marriage Tribunal of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth is the office which adjudicates the marital status in the Catholic Church of any divorced person who has requested a declaration of nullity (an "annulment") of a previous marriage. The Tribunal exercises its ministry of truth and justice in a spirit of compassion and confidentiality according to the teaching and practice of the Catholic Church. All who share in this ministry commit themselves to mutual support and ongoing formation in the Church’s canon law and its practical application.


Form Application Process:

  1. Do not submit an application form without a trained and approved Advocate.
  2. Contact the Diocesan Tribunal Office if you need assistance locating an Advocate.

Formal Case Form Application
Petición Para Declaración de Invalidez
Ligamen Form

Sanatio Form
Nihil Obstat Requirements Checklist

These forms must be completely filled out in order to be accepted.


Attention: For the PDF form to function and display correctly you will need to open it in Adobe Reader, Internet Explorer or Safari. Built-in PDF viewers in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will have issues. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you may download it here for free.


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Finding Necessary Documents

The site below is a great resource for finding contact information to request marriage licenses, divorce decrees, Catholic Baptismal certificates, etc.




Very Rev. Anh Tran, JCL
Judicial Vicar

Very Rev. Timothy Thompson, JCL
Tribunal Judge

Anna Marie Chamblee, JCL
Judge / Assessor

Defender of the Bond

Rev. Joy Joseph, TOR, JCL
Tribunal Judge

Linda McKinney
Case Manager

JoAnn Gordon
Ecclesiastical Notary / Case Coordinator

Patricia Aragon
Ecclesiastical Notary