My ex filed for annulment to marry the woman he was with DURING our marriage

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My ex filed for annulment to marry the woman he was with DURING our marriage

I got papers in the mail stating our marriage was annulled by the catholic church
one day after we been divorced for a year or so. I assumed it was so HE could
marry the woman he was with during our marriage.
I never got a chance to tell my story and felt this was very wrong for this
church to even want to marry two adulterers
Its been years since this happened and still makes me angry they were allowed to
marry in this church with the churches blessing.
I have NO idea what ‘reason’ he gave to get this annulment, surely it was a lie
as I did NOTHING but be a faithful wife to him and did all I could to make the
marriage work.
anyway to get the annulment annulled?
JL

Asked on November 20, 2017 under Family Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The civil law has nothing to do with a religious annulment by the Catholic Church: what religious insitutions do about religious pronouncments is their concern entirely. The law cannot help you with church annulment; maybe there is some recourse in canon (internal Church) law that could help you, but there is unfortunately nothing in family or matrimonial law that affects this situation.


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