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How can a person who is Catholic get an annulment with a guy

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How can a person who is Catholic get an annulment with a guy who was married in a Baptist Church, had a child before marriage, felt the responsibility to get married because of the child, the marriage didn't last long. Now as a mother I want my daughter to get married in the Catholic church, they say he needs to get an annulment. My daughter is 28 he is 36 and she wanted to have a summer wedding and don't want to wait until the next summer when she will be 29. How can he get an annulment with at least 6months.
The Baptist church does not have annulments, so this is not possible as they would be the one that would have to issue the annulment. As far as a legal annulment, under KY law an annulment can only be granted for a marriage that was void or voidable, which means it was either invalid when entered into because of mental incapacity, not being of lawful age or because prior marriage was not dissolved or it was entered into based on fraud. Aside from these reasons the KY court cannot legally grant an annulment. Thus, legally and in the Baptist church an annulment cannot be obtained, it is just not possible I am afraid. I understand you would like the marriage in a Catholic Church and also how this "rule" is enforced varies from archdiocese to archdiocese and even from church to church in some jurisdictions, so you would have to check around to find a Catholic Church who will agree to perform the wedding or you would have to petition the archdiocese for a waiver since there is no legal or Baptist process to accomplish this.


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