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by  |  16-Feb-2016 18:58

If it found to be invalid (not meeting the requirements of a sacramental marriage) then an annulment would be granted.

Marriage directly parallels our relationship with God.

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I was told I have to go through a full annulment process which is quite long in my country due to a lack of people educated in Canon Law.

I brought documents to the tribunal office (one of two) in my country and they said that they will put me on a waiting-list (few years long), but meanwhile I can supply more evidence if I find some.

Even should they separate, each would still be, in the eyes of the Church, “already married”, and hence it would be advisable for a Catholic not to become intimately involved in a romantic relationship with one of them.

In going thru an annulment process with a tribunal, it is not a given that the outcome will be dissolution or judgment of invalidity. The tribunal process is a looking back at the exchange of vows to see if there was some impediment preventing them from being really free to make this decision even if they thought they were ready to undertake it.

The reason for this is that the Catholic Church recognizes any marriage as valid until proven otherwise.

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