Tribunal / Marriage Annulments

Annulment Process:

Please read the following documents and forms in the order posted.

Outline for Processes

Terms Used in Marriage Cases

Grounds of Invalidity of Consent

Basic Data Form

Petitioner's Good-Faith Efforts to Locate Former Spouse

Forms can be completed on your computer if you have the software and can use it, or printed and completed by hand. Please write legibly.

All forms and documents can be returned in these ways:

  • As a scanned .pdf attachment to an email to: pthomas@diocesealex.org.
  • By confidential FAX to (318) 767-0872
  • By delivery to: The Tribunal, St. Joseph Catholic Center , 4400 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA
  • By mail to:

The Tribunal
St. Joseph Catholic Center
PO Box 7417
Alexandria, LA 71306-0417

PLEASE KEEP A PHOTOCOPY OF ANYTHING YOU BRING OR SEND TO THE TRIBUNAL! MAIL AND DOCUMENTS CAN BE LOST!

Make certain that all documents are included with the Basic Data Form as requested or provide an explanation. If you need help, contact Kathy at kcole@diocesealex.org or (318) 445-6424 x200.

Assessment of Previous Marital Consent: After complying with the requirements above including and we receive all of the completed documentation, click on the link below. It will take you to another website. This Assessment will allow Dr. Kneipp to study your case. It is the primary tool that makes it possible for us to serve you promptly and well.

It should take about 45 minutes to complete the online Assessment. There are no trick questions. Just answer truthfully and honestly with the first thing that comes to mind.

It is not accessible to anyone other than Tribunal personnel. When you have finished the Assessment, you will be returned to this page. That means the Assessment has been automatically submitted. Please do not call to inquire.

It may take some time, up to a month to process the initial paperwork. Then, you should hear from us. If you do not hear from us within that timeframe, contact Kathy: kcole@diocesealex.org or (318) 445-6424 x200.

You may start and stop the Assessment but you must complete the entire Assessment on one device (you can get back to the same place using your browser history or by clicking on the link on this webpage again). If you switch devices, you will have to start over. If you have any problems or questions, contact Kathy: kcole@diocesealex.org or (318) 445-6424 x200.

Here is the link: Assessment of Previous Marital Consent

Staff

Judicial Vicar
Very Rev. Bruce Miller, JCL, JV
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
600 Lake Street, Pineville, LA
Phone: 318-445-2497
Email: frbmiller@diocesealex.org

Adjutant Judicial Vicar
Rev. Peter Faulk, JCL, AJV
P.O. Box 7417, Alexandria, LA 71306
Phone: 318-445-2401, ext. 217
Email: frpfaulk@parish.diocesealex.org

Defender of the Bond
Rev. James Ferguson, JCL
St. Francis Xavier Cathedral
626 4th Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: 318-445-6424, ext. 265
Email: frjferguson@diocesealex.org

Moderator of the Tribunal
Patricia Thomas
P.O. Box 7417, Alexandria, LA 71306
Phone: 318-445-2401, ext. 263
Email: pthomas@diocesealex.org

Clinical Psychologist/Assessor
Lee Kniepp, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 7417, Alexandria, LA 71306
Phone: 318-445-6424, ext. 229
Email: kneippl@nsula.edu

Transcriptionist/Receptionist
Kathy Cole
P.O. Box 7471, Alexandria, LA 71306
Phone: 318-445-6424, ext. 200
Email: kcole@diocesealex.org