What is an annulment?
An annulment is a declaration that a marriage was in fact invalid, based upon the Sacrament of Marriage, after an extensive investigation. W hat is investigated is whether or not at the time of consent a valid marriage bond was created. It is not a divorce; it is a statement that the bond of marriage as it is understood by the Catholic Church was not made. It does not mean that a civil marriage did not occur and does not deny the relationship existed. It simply states that the relationship was missing something that the Church requires for a valid marriage. For more information regarding annulments, please visit the Diocese of Savannah’s Tribunal page here.