I’ve tried to look up the answer to this, and I know ultimately I need to speak with a priest, but thought perhaps someone could be of assistance. I guess you could say that I’m in the inquiry stage of conversion, where I’m not quite yet sure if I want to convert- but am thinking of what would need to be done if I ultimately decide that I do want to convert. Anyway, my husband and I are both previously married, so I understand we would each need to seek an annulment to convert.
I was baptized Catholic as a baby (my dad and his side are Catholic) but never went any farther in the sacraments and was raised Protestant. I got married when I was 19 (my ex was also 19), and he was Catholic (I don’t think he made his confirmation, but am positive that he received his First Communion in the Church). We divorced after one year of marriage. Is the fact that we were both baptized Catholics who were married outside of the Church grounds for an annulment? Is that what is referred to as Lack of Form? Even beyond that, he wasn’t open to children. Anytime we talked about it, he would say something like “Maybe someday…” but didn’t really ever seem to want them. Is any of this (our age when we were married, his stance on kids, our marriage outside of the Church) grounds for an annulment, or am I wishful thinking?
My current husband was in a similar position to me (except neither he or his wife were baptized Catholic… I don’t even know if his wife was ever baptized, actually). Married young (each were 19) and his wife didn’t want children AT ALL.
Further, if after more studying I decide to convert- or revert, as it were- what will the Church expect of my current husband and myself? We have a one year old, so separating doesn’t seem like a practical solution, but of course… I have no idea. That’s why I’m asking. Thanks!