Although I did find other topics pertaining to marriage after divorce, my situation is a bit different and I would like to know if anyone can advise me or point me in the right direction.
My ex-husband is Episcopalian and I am Roman Catholic. He was previously married to another woman in the Roman Catholic Church. When we got engaged, he refused to get an annulment to his first wife. (His ex wife also refused to get the marriage annulled.)
We married in a civil ceremony and have subsequently divorced.
I have since met a man from whom I have known since childhood. We both grew up in the same faith and share common ground on how our faith is important in our lives - and have discussed marriage. We both would like to marry in Church, namely in one of our childhood churches - but I am not sure if I would be allowed to remarry.
Would the church consider my marriage invalid because my ex-husband never annulled his marriage? Or would that not be taken into consideration? Would I need an annulment? Thank you in advance…,