Information, assistance and recommendations are available from the Tribunal personnel.
For more information, please contact: Céline Leroux
Married persons have a right to have their marriage reviewed by our Tribunals after obtaining a decree of civil divorce. The procedure normally includes the following steps: completion of a preliminary questionnaire; submission of a petition based on the information provided by the petitioner; once the petition is accepted, evidence is gathered by testimonies of the parties and the witnesses before an auditor appointed by the Judicial Vicar; the case is then forwarded to the Ottawa Regional Tribunal for examination of the procedural norms and the testimonies; a judge follows suit to probe all the evidence and argue the case in written statements to render a decision; and, finally, the judgment is reviewed by the Canadian Appeal Tribunal for the final decision. The parties can appeal this final decision to the Vatican's Roman Rota. Parties are asked to make a donation to help defray the costs of the Tribunal's work. For more information, please contact the Marriage Tribunal at 613-738-5025.
Series of articles written by Fr. Vincent Pereira, Judicial Vicar, on the value of Marriage Law and the Tribunal Ministry: