Does my fiancée need an annulment?


#1

My fiancée was previously married at the Justice of the Peace. Neither she nor her former husband were Catholic. Does she need to have that prevous marriage annuled so that we can marry in the Church?


#2

Anytime vows have been exchanged, the Church assumes that a valid marriage has taken place, unless proven otherwise; therefore, she cannot marry again unless her previous marriage has been declared null. So the answer is “yes”.


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