[quote="david80, post:4, topic:227635"]
But I was never married in the church, I was married in a Protestant church. That is where my question comes from, how can I anull something that never happened according to the church?
It's a bizarre kind of grey area - on the one hand, your marriage was obviously not valid, but for the purposes of the Tribunal, every marriage must be presumed valid (even if it obviously isn't) - they then conduct an investigation, and make their declaration.
In your case, assuming it is as you say, and your wife did not (without your knowing it) receive permission from the Bishop to marry you outside the Catholic Church, it should be a very simple case - I have seen one such case completed in under a week, including the time to mail the paperwork in, and receive it back by mail - it must have been in the Tribunal office for no more than a day - anyway, have no fear, just do it, and get it over with.
Most people report that the process is difficult, but worth it, because they come to know themselves very, very well, which makes it far more likely that they will make better decisions for themselves, going forward - not only in their choice of partner, but also in other areas of their lives.