The ordinary canonical process for a declaration of nullity is complex and can seem overwhelming. The process normally takes between 12-18 months because of this complexity. The following chart lists the 11 steps of the process and explains the meaning of each step. Also, there are seven notifications sent out throughout the process. As the Petitioner, you must reply to these notifications either personally or through your Case Sponsor. Each letter will indicate how many days you have to reply to a specific notification.
Before submitting your petition, please have your pastor or deacon review and sign the petition.