I am looking for some answers to better prepare myself of what steps I need to take to convert and marry a Catholic man. I was married back in 2007 to a man who was previously married. I was also pregnant and felt like I had to marry him, and he cheated on my numerous times before I filed for divorce. I am a Christian of Protestant faith. We were not married in the church but at the court house. He was not a believer when we married. After i caught him cheating the first time, I told him to get his life right with God before we could work on our marriage. He came home a month or so later saying he'd asked God into his life and about 3 months later he was baptized. All during this time he was still cheating on me and i was unaware. Finally the truth came out and I filed for divorce.
NOW I am in a serious relationship with a man I dated years ago who is Catholic. We have talked about getting married and he wishes for me to convert. After attending Mass for the past 6 months I feel it's something I would like to pursue. A friend of mine was telling me I'd have to get an annulment before we could marry. We are looking into getting married August 2011. I was reading that annulments can take up to 2 years. Is that true? What would be the process for me to start getting all of this done? Is it even possible to look at getting married by then or it that unrealistic? Oh also I have 3 children. My oldest does not want to convert but my 2 youngest who are from the previous marriage I would also like to raise Catholic. Do i have to do anything for that to happen?
Thanks for any and all help/advice =) God Bless