Welcome to the website for the Tribunal Office of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
The main purpose of our Tribunal is to offer a ministry of healing and reconciliation to those who have experienced a broken marital relationship. Although our Tribunal is delegated by the bishop to perform other functions, the ministry of healing and reconciliation is the one that most affects the people of our diocese.
Your advocate (a priest, deacon or qualified lay person) will direct you to use the proper forms that you may use to present your case to the Tribunal. They will work with you to help you determine which type of case best fits your situation. Please follow the directions given for each form as this will assist us when the case arrives at the Tribunal.
In addition to processing Marriage Nullity Case, our office grants the necessary dispensations or permissions for marriage in the Catholic Church. The priest or deacon who is assisting you with marriage preparation will help you complete all the necessary forms for a valid Church wedding. These forms are also available on this website.
If your advocate isn’t available to answer some of your questions, please feel free to call our office at 850-435-3549 during our normal office hours (8 a.m. until 4 p.m. CT).
We look forward to serving you!
Sincerely in the Lord,
Monsignor James Flaherty
Rev. Eugene D. Casserly, M. Ch. A., Defender of the Bond