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Marriage is a Sacrament. A justice of the peace marriage is not valid in the Church.
Was St Peter still married? His wife was never mentioned. His mother in law was. I like to think she was dead. If not then Jesus told him to leave everything he had and follow him. I will believe Jesus would not tell him to leave his wife.
1Co 9:5 Do we not have the right to take along a believing wife, as do the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas?