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Can a declaration of nullity obtained by deception be valid?

The Council of Trent session 24 on matrimony says the Church can judge matrimonial cases: Canon XII.—If any one saith, that matrimonial causes do not belong to ecclesiastical judges: let him be ...
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Is a prenuptial agreement permitted for a Catholic marriage?

A prenuptial agreement typically outlines what happens in the event a marriage ends in divorce or some other dissolution of the marriage. This at first appears to be at odds with the idea of a ...
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Without an annulment, a convert is confirmed and receives first communion

A non-baptized man marries a Catholic, then divorces. Then the non-baptized man remarries a Protestant. During this marriage the man is baptized Protestant. The man later coverts to Catholicism and ...
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How do Filipino Catholics get a church annulment when their state marriage is valid, considering the Philippines doesn't have divorce?

My previous questions were kind of wrong: Why is it harder for Filipino Catholics to get a church annulment? Marriage invalid. Would a church annulment require a state annulment or state divorce? ...
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Why do Filipino Catholics have a harder time to get a church annulment?

This question may be wrong. I think the right question is in the following link: How do Filipino Catholics get a church annulment when their state marriage is valid, considering the Philippines doesn&#...
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Does the Catholic Church allow annulments in the case of infertility?

Mary marries John and both have good intentions of living together and raising a family. After x years it's discovered that one cannot have children and nothing can be done medically. Can the other ...
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Why is it not that a state divorce is actually an argument AGAINST a church annulment petition rather than a necessary condition for such petition?

Note: This question may be wrong. I think the right question is in the following link: How do Filipino Catholics get a church annulment when their state marriage is valid, considering the Philippines ...
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Annulment: How do Catholic courts evaluate evidence admission? (Fruit of the poisonous tree)

Example: Say I'm married and I snoop into my spouse's personal belongings and discover some kind of evidence that, if it would be admissible, would prove beyond reasonable doubt (or balance of ...
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Marriage invalid. Would a church annulment require a state annulment or state divorce?

This question may be wrong. I think the right question is in the following link: How do Filipino Catholics get a church annulment when their state marriage is valid, considering the Philippines doesn&#...
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Is it possible to get a divorce (not an annulment) in the Catholic Church?

There is a common misconception that an annulment is a Catholic version of a divorce (see this question). However, this has made me wonder: is it is possible to get a divorce within the Catholic ...
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If Eastern Orthodoxy sees marriage as an eternal and unbreakable bond, why do they permit divorce?

The Wikipedia article for Marriage in Eastern Orthodoxy describes in almost poetic terms how marriage cannot be dissolved, even by death, because Christ has defeated death. If I'm interpreting all ...
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Catholicism: Does a second marriage become valid when the previous spouse dies

Assuming Ann is Catholic and married to Bob. She later gets a civil divorce from Bob and gets married outside the church to Chris. Bob later dies. Is Ann's new marriage now valid? If not, can she get ...
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Is there a term for children whose parents' marriage ends with nullity?

In its discussion of marriage, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) states, "The Church holds the exchange of consent between the spouses to be the indispensable element"(CCC 1626) that seals ...
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Who has the power to annul marriages in the Catholic Church?

Do Catholic priests with the faculty of performing marriage also get to perform annulments, or does that need referral to the bishop?
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Did a married couple live in fornication if annulled? (Catholic)

I read here point 33. If a marriage is declared null, does it mean that the marriage never existed? Not exactly. It means it did not exist in the way the Church says that marriages exist. A ...
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Can a third party ask for an annulment if neither married person wants it to happen?

Say that a couple was married despite an impediment, which is usually justification for annulment. Some examples of impediments include: One of them was abducted (raptus, or bride kidnapping) and has ...
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Were the children of an annulled marriage planned by God?

In the Catholic Church, a declaration of nullity, commonly called an annulment and less commonly a decree of nullity, is a judgement on the part of an ecclesiastical tribunal determining that a ...
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Remit of Defender of the Bond in Catholic declaration of nullity investigations

Is the main function, of Defender of the Bond (DOB), to offer "advice" to the tribunal Judge - or to (literally) defend the matrimonial bond? Any answer presented should provide an explicit ...
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Marriage and annulments [duplicate]

I am a Catholic that was married in the Episcopal Church 25 years ago. My wife and I have had a civil dissolution 8 years ago. Does the Catholic church consider my marriage valid, and requires an ...
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View on divorce after civil marriage in Protestant Churches? [closed]

I am dating a girl from Israel, and considering becoming a Christian later via baptism. For practical reasons, if we do not get married, she will eventually have to go back to Israel. Therefore I am ...
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Can annulments be granted after a marriage has received a Radical Sanation?

Can a Annulment be granted after the marriage received a Sanatio in Radice (Radical Sanation)? If yes, what justification is needed/valid?
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Recognition of Previous Marriage by the Roman Catholic Church

In a situation in which a non-Catholic, previously married to a non-Catholic, subsequently marries a Catholic outside the Catholic Church, is it possible to have a Catholic marriage for the latest ...
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Is a Catholic annulment divorce in a Catholic way?

During an interview with America and La Nación – Argentina’s leading daily, in a response to a question , Cardinal Walter Kasper said This marriage was a reality, and to say it was canonically ...
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Is impotence developed AFTER the marriage (and consummation) a ground for annulment in Catholic canon law?

I understand that antecedent impotence is ground for annulment in Catholic canon law. But what if the impotence develops AFTER the marriage? Would that also be a ground for annulment?
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Do divorced non-Catholics need an annulment to marry in the Catholic Church?

Here's something I've got no idea about. In the case where one party is married in a Baptist Church but divorced and the other party has no encumbrances. Barring quarrelsome arguments I can't answer ...
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Are those that enter into a marriage that is later annulled required to do any penance?

I understand that in Catholicism, annulments are sometimes issued for marriages that meet certain criteria. I'm wondering if the simple fact that the couple entered into a marriage that was not right ...
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What are the necessary circumstances that qualify a marriage for annulment in the Catholic Church?

I understand that the Catholic Church issues annulments under certain circumstances for some marriages. What are the specific circumstances necessary to qualify a marriage for an annulment? I'm ...
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When and why did the Catholic Church first start issuing annulments?

I understand that the Catholic Church issues annulments in place of divorces under certain circumstances. When did this practice first begin and under what was the reasoning given for it and its ...
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