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The annulment process is often long, usually lasting about a year or longer; the people who make up the marriage tribunal for your diocese must perform extensive research in determining if an annulment can be granted.
However, these processes are only able to be used under very specific circumstances. Formal cases require an extensive autobiographical essay, witness testimony, an interview, and possible review by an expert counselor, so they tend to be more difficult and often can take a year to eighteen months to complete once they have been filed. Cases that must be processed in Rome, such as
originally posted by: UncleReamus
a reply to: ZIPMATT
The whole thing is moot.
"A British non-Catholic divorcee"
The marriage would be annulled simply for the fact that one of the parties is not Catholic. Also they could not be married in a Catholic church unless BOTH parties are Catholic. That in and of itself will annul the marriage.
The Catholic church keeps records of each and every person to be Baptized and Confirmed in the church so it is pretty easy to confirm that one of them is not Catholic.
and the non-catholic must agree to raise any children up as catholic.