Hi, guys —
My mother has a problem and she is asking me
for help, so I'm turning to the experts.
has been living with this man for about 15 years,
and they have a 9-year-old daughter together.
My mother's a divorcee and she has had her marriage
with my father annulled by the Church. She just
came to the realization that living with a man
out of wedlock is wrong. She spoke to a priest
about it and wants to enter into the Sacrament
of Matrimony with the other man.
The problem is he married a Catholic woman in
Vietnam. They were
married for several months until he moved
to the United States, where he sponsored her
over. Soon after, she left him.
been remarried and had kids. My mother and the
man have spoken to a couple of priests about
it, and the priest have advised them to get in contact with the first wife in order to have her fill out
the necessary paperwork but the first wife:
- has disconnected her phone number, and
- has relocated.
This is after many attempts by the man, his mother,
my mother, and her mother.
The question is:
What is the next step for my mother
and the man in order to get married in the Church, if the
- refuses to sign annulment papers
- have anything to do with the whole situation?
The priest referred them to a middleman.
They went to him and he gave them the paperwork
that needed to be filled out and sent it back in.
He said it would cost them around $700.00.
that correct? and
- If so, what is this paperwork?
Thank you, and God Bless,