My marriage in the Catholic church was annulled by the first instance court. My ex husband appealed the decision and so it will be “retried?” in the second instance court. I am not sure what this means. No one explained it. Does it mean I have to start all over again? From the beginning?
Also, can he appeal the second instance court’s decision as well? Will it then go on to the Roman rota? Or can the second court say, no, it cannot go to Rome, it is finished?
I am asking because he is an abuser/narcissist and he will go to any length to control me even though we are divorced. I believe he hopes he can take it all the way to Rome and stall it for years. In that way, he believes he will still own me.
I am very upset because I feel like he is the terminator and won’t leave me alone. I need to have some answers to these questions for my peace of mind.
The first court not only granted the annulment, they said that he cannot get remarried in the church without removal of the impediments the court has put in place.
If you could help me with some answers, I would be grateful.