I am confused. Please help if you know the answer here.
I am almost 2 years into the process of seeking an annulment. Almost 5 months with the file complete and awaiting the judges ruling. I have no idea how much longer I have to wait, and they will not give me a clue. Through this process I have lost considerable faith and respect for the process, at least as my diocese handles it. I am not looking at waht comes next and I have seen conflictng information.
If the request is denied and I appeal it to the appropriate archdiocese, what happens then?
Under the new rules, if the appeals court overturns the court of first instance, is it a done deal? Or does it then have to go to the Roman Rota?
Recent articles online indicate that it no longer needs to go to Rome, but my Diocesan website seems to indicate that it would have to.
From what I have read, sending it to the Roman Rota would be nothing but a torturous waste of time.
I apprecaite any help on this, but if you are not certain, please dont confuse me more than I already am! Thnaks!