[quote="mswood, post:10, topic:216420"]
Actually if your ex- has been baptized and you plan to become baptized you probably wouldn't qualify for the Pauline Privilege. I had my first marriage dissolved by the Pauline Privilege and I not only had to prove neither my ex or I had been previously baptized but I also had to "prove" he had not been baptized since and had no plans to ever be baptized (thankfully he was willing to fill out a form stating this). I received approval for the Pauline Privlege in a matter of weeks, but the diocese would not send the papers to my priest saying I was free to marry until after my baptism at the Easter Vigil.
I was told by my priest to receive the Pauline Privilege we had to both be unbaptized, my ex- had to remain unbaptized, the fall of our marriage had to be the fault of my ex (easy to prove as he left to move into his girlfriends house), I had to be baptized and I had a to contract a new marriage with a baptized Christian who was free to marry in the catholic church and it had to happen in that order (it is actually the last step, marrying someone who is free to marry and entering a sacramental marriage with them that dissolves the first marriage).
Also Pauline Privilege is not sent to Rome for approval, it is approved in your local diocese (much like an annulment is handled within your local diocese). The Petrine Privlege is sent to Rome for approval.
"For the Pauline privilege to be invoked, it must be proven that both parties were unbaptized at the time of the marriage and that only one party has received baptism. In this case, it must be clear that the other party does not wish to receive baptism and wishes to depart from marital life (or wishes to remain departed if the parties are already civilly divorced). The party who has been baptized may not, however, be the cause of the separation after the baptism has taken place.
The Pauline privilege is distinct from a declaration of nullity. Pauline privilege is a privilege of the faith that dissolves a valid natural marriage, while a declaration of nullity, if issued, states that a marriage was invalid from the beginning."