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Frustrated Francis wrote:

Dear AskACatholic,

We are married Catholics who have been married for four years now however my wife doesn't support me in any business idea I suggest.

My job is poor but hers is good so she has money. She shouts at me and often becomes angry at me at the least provocation. I got a transfer to another town recently and she asked me to pack my belongings and go. She said I am disturbing her.

I want to quit the marriage because her behavior is making me commit adultery which isn't good. We have a marriage certificate from the Church but we didn't register our marriage in the court.

  • Can you help me answer the following questions?
  1. Is it good to ask for divorce?
  2. Can she sue me legally?
  3. Can the Church certificate be used as a legal document in the court?

Thank you, and I hope to hear from your team of experts.

Frustrated Francis

  { Seeing I want to end the marriage, can you answer the following divorce and legal questions? }

Fr. Jonathan replied:

Joshua,

You said:

  1. Is it good to ask for divorce?
  2. Can she sue me legally?
  3. Can the Church certificate be used as a legal document in the court?
  1. It is better to work on your marriage and to stop committing adultery and blaming her for it. Own your own sinfulness first.
  2. Yes.
  3. That depend on the country. In the United States the answer is No.

Fr. Jonathan

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