Hey everyone! I’m wondering what reasons you can be denied an annulment and what happens in the case that you are turned down.
My sister’s boyfriend has been officially divorced for a year now. He and his ex were not married in the Catholic Church and neither are Catholic (not sure if that matters). A few months go my sis and her boyfriend talked to our priest about getting an annulment and were told that there were no grounds for annulment. At all. From my point of view, I think he (my sister’s boyfriend) just got tired of trying and gave up on the marriage. For that reason, I can understand why they may not have grounds for an annulment, but are they really expected to not date or not marry at all for the rest of their lives? In all honestly, they were dating before the divorce was final…I didn’t know if infidelity is grounds for an annulment in that case since the person asking for annulment is the person who was cheating? If that makes sense…
Any information would be very appreciated. It’s kinda breaking my heart cause now they are talking about getting married in Vegas, and it disgusts me that they may be joined together by Elvis instead of God. Their thoughts are that if they can’t get married in the church they should at least “be having some fun” when they get married. Even though I don’t agree and have expressed my opinions to her, I know my sister wants more than anything to marry this guy and won’t get rid of him. This will crush my parents who are devout Catholics, especially if she goes about it in this way. More than anything, I don’t want her to alienate herself from her family or this to hurt the relationship she has with my parents.
I feel like I need to help in some way, since she is in her little “love fog” and I know she will regret these things when she finally gets through it. Is there anyway to get an annulment in this situation? If no, is she expected to just walk away? While that is my preference for her, I know that won’t be her choice.