Canonical urban legends: annulments cost a fortune, & your kids will become illegitimate.
Oh, and you have to know someone. And it'll take ten years.
Okay, so “no” and “no” and “no.” (As for “ten years,” more below, but also “no”). Since the early ‘70s in the US, declarations of nullity have been subsidized by all the faithful of the diocese, a small fraction of each dollar in the Sunday collection basket going toward paying for everyone else’s annulments. The low cost or complete absence of cost is…
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