I am Catholic, married 20 years ago to a non-Catholic in a Catholic church ceremony. We divorced after 10 years; I remarried #2 outside the church. My 1st husband also remarried #2, not in a Catholic ceremony, because he is not Catholic. Recently I filed for a Catholic annulment after my second marriage failed. I am now single. I had wanted to clear the records. I received the annulment and both marriages were annuled.
My question is this: My former husband did not participate in the annulment process, and his second marriage had failed while or before the annulment was in process, but before the declaration was made. I had no idea of this, since we haven't spoken to each other in years, and found out through a friend. I would like to know what my former husband's status is as far as remarrying. Since my marriage to him was annuled, and he married #2 and divorced before the annulment, would he have to get an annulment from #2 if he were to remarry? I feel like he had a ligamen (our marriage), and therefore #2 would be null, but am curious as to what the experts say. He had children by #2, and they are grown, but one of them passed away. We had no children.