Annulments: What You Need to Know

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Confused about annulments? Think they're just a Catholic "divorce" in disguise? Many people have questions about annulments but aren't sure where to turn for the answers. Jimmy Akin, director of apologetics for Catholic Answers, has taken on the task of providing a concise, understandable booklet about annulments, written in question-and-answer format. Whether your question is a basic one or delves into a more specific case, Akin covers the broad range of issues that fall under the topic of annulments. His brief overview will give you a clear understanding of what is involved in annulments, including the basics, the grounds for annulments, the concerns people have, and particular cases. Inside, you'll learn the answers to such questions as: What is an annulment? Is an annulment the same as a divorce? How can I know if I need an annulment? Do annulments cost anything? How long do annulments take? What are the reasons that the Church would consider a particular marriage null? How can a couple live together for years and then have their marriage annulled? If the parents are granted an annulment, does that make their children illegitimate? What is the Pauline privilege? What happens when a marriage is convalidated? Find the answers to these and many other questions in this accessible booklet on annulments. A valuable reference guide!

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Jimmy Akin was born in Texas and raised in Arkansas. He grew up nominally Protestant but at age 20 experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, Jimmy started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he immersed himself in Scripture, the more he found it to support the Catholic faith. Eventually, he was compelled in conscience to enter the Catholic Church, which he did in 1992. His conversion story, "A Triumph and a Tragedy," is published in the book "Surprised by Truth." Jimmy is director of apologetics and evangelization at Catholic Answers, a contributing editor to "This Rock" magazine, a weekly guest on the global radio program "Catholic Answers Live," and the author of several books, including "Mass Confusion: The Do's and Don'ts of Catholic Worship" and "The Salvation Controversy."

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