Metropolitan Tribunal

The annulment process

Getting Started

(Related: What is the annulment process? | Frequently Asked Questions)

Effective January 1, 2001, the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis uses the assistance of Field Associates, volunteer men and women who have been trained
to help people begin their marriage case.

The Field Associates are categorized by geographic deanery. Every pastor and/or parish life coordinator in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has been provided with a current listing of the Field Associates.

In a link below, you will find a current listing of the Field Associates, as well as the initial in-take document entitled “Basic Data Sheet.” A Schedule of Activity for a formal nullity case is also provided for your general information.

To begin a marriage case, a person must first complete a Basic Data Sheet, which contains the necessary factual information to assist the Field Associate in determining what forms and procedures will be necessary for you to present a marriage case.

Once you have completed the Basic Data Sheet, please contact a Field Associate either by telephone or e-mail. You may choose anyone on the list in your general geographic area. The Field Associate will then provide you with the other necessary documents to complete in order to submit your case to the Tribunal.

You may contact the Tribunal directly with any questions regarding these procedures by calling our toll-free number, 800-382-9836, ext. 1460, or e-mailing us at

If you have any difficulty in contacting or working with one of our Field Associates, please let us know.

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