My wife and I are converting to Catholicism. A different thread in Family Life prompts me to ask this relatively complex question.
Me: I was married in 1966 in a Methodist church (I was a Methodist) to another Methodist. We remained married until 1986, having four beautiful children in the interim. We had lots of problems stemming from alcoholism (both of us) and infidelity (me, not her), and divorced.
My wife: She was previously married in a civil ceremony to a man she later divorced. There is evidence the man was still married at the time. In any case, he has since died. She has not had children.
Us: My wife and I were married in a civil ceremony in 1988 and have no children.
With the confusing background, the question is simple: What kind of problems are we going to have joining the Catholic church and having our marriage blessed by it?
Thank you in advance for your help.