[quote="caligirl, post:1, topic:216211"]
I am divorced, and seeking an annulment from the Catholic Church. If it is granted I understand I am free to marry again.
I'm wondering whether a previously non-Catholic, who is divorced (civil, non-religious ceremony) must also seek an annulment for their marriage prior to being free to marry in the Catholic Church (pending RCIA).
There is one caveat to the first part of your statement - since everyone has done such a wonderful job on the second part. The tribunal upon publishing a finding of invalidity of a marriage may require one or both parties to go through certain counseling before marrying in the Church or one or both parties may be placed under prohibition - this could be long term counseling, a time period, or permament if there is a real issue that would affect a future a marriage.
The good part is in my diocese if they send the person for counseling the diocese helps defray the cost of the first appointment and then only if the counselor feels it is necessary does the person have to pay out of pocket or with insurance for other appointments.