Divorces can be unpredictable, messy, and confusing. Texas family attorneys are frequently of the view that each January brings not only the start of a new year, but also an onslaught of divorce litigation. For some clients, secular divorce is just the beginning of the dissolution process. Some clients may also need a religious divorce. For these clients, in order to remarry in their place of worship, it may be necessary to obtain a religious divorce document. Judaism requires a “get”, a Jewish divorce certificate. For Catholics, a “declaration of nullity” is the term. This is done through a court of the Catholic Church. Some may regard a Jewish divorce certificate (a “Get” or “Gittin”) or a Catholic “declaration of nullity” as obsolete. On the other hand, for those “of the faith”, the need for such a religious divorce is imperative in order to move forward, to end a bad union and to open the door to remarriage within their faith. . This article provides a broad introductory overview of aspects of religious divorce. The authors intend not to criticize these historical processes, but rather to provide insight into the context and process of each, with the greatest respect for religious divorce.
Catholic declaration of nullity: annulment to the family lawyer
A cancellation is rightly called a declaration of invalidity. Although it can apply to any of the seven sacraments, the courts of the Catholic Church are most often asked to pronounce declarations of nullity of marriage. Because the doctrine of the Catholic Church provides that a married couple cannot divorce for any reason, divorce is not considered by the Catholic Church to be a valid dissolution of a marriage.
He said to them, “Because of your hard heart, Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the start it was not so. ” Matthew 19: 8
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