I married a non-catholic women about 5 years ago. It was not a Catholic wedding, in fact the ceremony took place in a court house. About a year later things fell apart rather quickly and bitterly. We were seperated and then divorced soon after.
After the divorce I went to talk to a priest about an annulment, he told me that because I was never married by a Catholic priest the marriage never actually happened so there was no need to file for one.
I’m wondering though was the priest correct or should I file for an annulment anyway?