No fees are sought and donations for the work done by the tribunal staff are not accepted prior to a case being closed; if you then wish to give a donation to the Diocese of Lincoln that is left to your discretion.
As would be expected, expenses are incurred in the operation of the tribunal. There are salaries to be paid to tribunal staff, costs incurred for mailing, stationery, and telephone bills among many other factors. The tribunal is subsidized by the Diocese of Lincoln through generous contributions of the Catholic faithful of the Diocese. We hope that the more affluent remember their moral obligation to offer a just contribution towards the causes of the poor and the Church.