EWTN Catholic Q&A
Cash gift
Question from Anonymous on 12-06-2011:

Is it ok to send a cash gift to a Tribunal or individual priest AFTER the annulment process is completed?

Answer by Fr. Jay Toborowsky on 12-19-2011:

Tribunals have fees that accompany the processing of petitions, these "court fees" help pay the salaries of Tribunal staff and the maintenance of the office. To send a cash gift to the Tribunal is not normally done, though I suppose if you choose to do so it after the case is completely finished (to avoid the perception that it is meant to sway the decision of the judges). In the same way, if a Priest has been helpful in working with you in getting through the Tribunal process, you may give him a gift, though he is certainly not expecting any kind of payment.