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Please Note:  All Tribunal Advocates Trainings has been postponed until further notice.

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The Tribunal of the 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.

Tribunal office

Tribunal of the Diocese of Fort Worth
4503 Bridge Street
Fort Worth, TX 76103
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Monday - Friday:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday:  Closed

817-507-3150 (fax)

Application Forms

1. These forms must be completely filled out in order to be accepted.
2. Do not submit an application form without a trained and approved Advocate.
3. Contact the Diocesan Tribunal Office if you need assistance locating an Advocate.

When filling out these forms, we recommend using Adobe Reader (A free download!) to avoid lost data due to unpredictable browsers.

Formal Case Form Application
Formal Case Form A Questionnaire
Formal Case Form B Questionnaire
Witness Handout for Petitioners
Formal Case Acknowledgment Form

Ligamen Form
Sanatio Form
Lack of Canonical Form
Nihil Obstat Requirements Checklist

Tribunal Judges:

  • Rev. Joy Joseph, TOR, JCL
  • Rev. Msgr. Joseph S. Scantlin



Very Rev. Timothy Thompson, JCL
Judicial Vicar

Sara Paglialunga, JCD, Rotal Lawyer

Linda Collins
Case Manager, Case Status & Publication of Acts

Brenda Reyes
Case Coordinator, Starting a Case, Pauline Privilege & Ligamen

Raquel Leyva
Case Coordinator, Nihil Obstat, Lack of Form & Sanatio

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