[quote="Miss_Cece, post:10, topic:309898"]
Thank you for your positive and loving responses. I spoke with the lady who is working on my husband's annulment and she said that even though me and my first husband were baptized, the fact that we were married by a notary public vs in a church would make this invalid. She said there is a small amount of paperwork that needs to be done but that it should not be a problem. Any ideas on this?
I think it's scary that someone who is handle decrees of nullity would say such a thing.
I copied this from my diocese website.
1. two Catholics married in the Catholic Church
2. a Catholic and non-Catholic or non-baptized who receive permission to marry within the Catholic Church
3.any two non-Catholics in their own Christian tradition or in front of a *Justice of the Peace*
4.any two non-baptized in their own religious tradition or in front of a Justice of the Peace
The formal case is the most common marriage case evaluated by the tribunal. A packet is presented to the petitioner to be completed and returned to his or her Sponsor (a priest, deacon, lay advocate or pastoral assistant). This case requires a petition, required documents, witnesses and a Marriage Narrative of both parties lives before marriage, their courtship, engagement and marriage.
Both parties are invited to participate fully in this case. The cooperation of all parties will determine the length of this case. Formal Cases normally take between 8-12 months to complete.