Going through a divorce is considered to be one of the most painful and tedious experiences in one’s life. The legal term for a divorce is “dissolution of marriage” and a judge or another higher authority restores the original status of the two married people of being single again. The process is usually very complicated and lawyers have their way of expressing themselves in a manner even more difficult to understand than the law itself.
In the case of a British woman named Jane Mulcahy she did not understand at all that a divorce would inevitably end her legal marriage to her spouse. The distressed woman is Roman catholic and she filed an appeal with the British courts accusing her lawyers of negligence.
According to Mulhany, the lawyers did not inform her adequately that if she finalizes and signs the divorce papers it will cause her legal marital bond to end. She also stated that the lawyers should have considered her strong beliefs and recommended a judicial separation instead of a full divorce.
When the peculiar case reached the judge he had no choice but to dismiss it.