The Annulment Decree is sated exactly as follows. (I have left out only some identifying information and the Canon Law cited as reasons):
IN THE NAME OF GOD. AMEN.
The marriage of _______________________ and Strahlen Smith, which took place on ___________ 1995, at _________________________, having been declared null by the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of New York, and this decision having been confirmed on _______, 2014 by the Interdiocesan Tribunal of the Province of New York, sitting a s a Court of Second Instance;
In accordance with provisions of Canons ______, ______, and _____ of the Code of Canon Law, I, the Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocese of New York, do hereby decree that the marriage named above is to be considered null and void from the beginning.
This decreed has reference only to the attempted marriage named above and makes no declaration concerning the absence of any other impediments or obstacles to a new marriage by either party. Before a new marriage may be permitted, the usual investigations should take place to determine the parties’ freedom to marry.
The letter is then officially signed by the Very Reverend and the Tribunal Chancery Moderator.
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