If someone has been married by a judge and in the future later blessed in the catholic church can a Catholic tribunal anull the common law marriage

All marriages (civil or otherwise) are assumed to be true marriages by the Catholic Church. To explore whether a marriage, in fact and law, existed a tribunal will study the case and present a finding according to canon law as to the validity of the marriage.

A blessed marriage is not a declaration of validity, rather a welcoming of the couple the catholic community and an expression of joy from the community.

The assumption is that the marriage is valid, but the blessing is not a finding of law.

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