(quote) Rosy-566428 said: Now I'm confused here .
I had a civil court marriage and got a divorce. I never had a religious wedding so I am able to get married anytime. My status is divorced and able to get married. This sounds just about right to me .
Maybe there are various reasons why this is left open for CMers to choose in their profiles.
It's a myth that only Catholic marriages need to be annulled. The truth is that every marriage is considered promise for life, until death. It makes no difference whether that promise was made in a Catholic ceremony or not. No one, regardless of their religious affiliation or membership, is considered free to contract another marriage in the Catholic church if they were married previously
. Every prior marriage must be investigated and annulled before a person can enter a new marriage. This requires a determination from a diocesan marriage tribunal that they are free to marry in the Church.
I was under the same assumption as you, Rosy. This was my error. I have since petitioned for a Lack of Form.