So Im a protrestan that is engaged to a Catholic and I can not find the answer to our slightly complicated marriage situation. We are both divorced, myself once and he twice. Neither time was he married in the catholic church nor did he get a dispensation. I obviously was not married in the catholic church and had a civil union with my ex husband.
Now here’s the monkey wrench. My ex husband was previously married to a woman who also was previously married and divorced. What Im trying to understand before proceeding to get an annulment from the Catholic church so that I can marry my fiance in the church, what marriage would be considered valid in my situation?
Would my marriage to my ex husband (non catholic) be considered valid since he married a woman that didn’t get an annulment (also non catholic) from her first marriage? Or is mine still considered invalid because he had been married without an annulment?
Im trying to get an estimate of if I will have to go through the regular process or maybe be able to have a brief process because my marriage wouldn’t be considered valid
Im very fascinated by the doctrine and law of the catholic church on this. Its amazing that the spread of divorce goes so far in the entire situation between all of us.
Thanks for any insight!