TSC 535 Legitimate Tribunal Expenses

Faculty: Rev. Jude Onogbosele, J.C.D. (Profile)


“Judicial Expenses and Gratuitous Legal Assistance” is treated in Book VII of the 1983 Code of Canon Law. This regulates local support of the Tribunal system. The Code also has legislation against bribery and falsification of documents. The Defender of the Bond in marriage cases is empowered to review and appeal any laxity in these matters. Matrimonial trials are reviewed by the Court of Appeals (cc.1682, 1687). The 1990 Code of Canons of the Eastern Church has similar legislation. The ultimate goal of this tutorial is to familiarize the canonist with the issue of judicial expenses and legal aid in matrimonial cases.    

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