I am new to the forums but have been reading for awhile. I have been a Christian for roughly 6 years and have been married for 3 years. My wife is also a Christian and has been so for her entire life. We have been attending a non-denominational protestant (Calvary chapel) for our entire marriage and she was raised in this church. We have 3 children, 1 from her first marriage and 2 from this marriage. My wife married a baptized Christian man in her first marriage and divorced him primarily because he went out and got a girlfriend and committed adultery after she moved out. When we married, my conscience was concerned with that previous situation, but I think that I wanted to be married bad enough I more or less assumed it was okay that I marry her and wouldnt somehow be adultery in marrying her.
Fast forward........My wife moved out 9 months ago to her parents house and has now filed for divorce. I have been moving towards the Catholic faith since before we were married but pushed it aside out of laziness and cowardice. Now that I am faced with this divorce, I am wondering what my status will be once I formally begin my journey to the Catholic Church. Post divorce, where do I stand with the Church and would I be free to re-marry within the Church?
Any help is appreciated. I really want to make the best of a very sad situation.