FAQs about Annulments
Does an annulment affect the legitimacy of children?
No. The legitimacy of children is determined by the laws of the states. Just as a divorce does not make children illegitimate, neither does an annulment granted by the Church. The laws of the Church state that children born of a supposedly valid union are legitimate children. Therefore, if the marriage is later shown to have been invalid, the status of the children remains unchanged: they are legitimate.
- How much does the annulment procedure cost?
- Is an annulment ever denied?
- What documents are needed?
- What if I have other questions?
- What is a declaration of nullity (a.k.a. annulment)?
- What other information is needed?
- When can I set a wedding date?
- When does the decision become final?
- When is a decision reached?
- Who can apply for an annulment?
- Who can be witnesses?
- Will my former spouse be contacted?