Tuesday 24 April 2018

Supreme Court refuses couple's request to have their divorce revoked after reconciliation

Bride and groom showing their silver wedding rings, no face
Bride and groom showing their silver wedding rings, no face
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Marriage might mean an eternity to some, but so does divorce.

A divorced couple in New Hampshire split after 24 years of marriage, but reconciled soon after signing the dotted line to end their marriage.

But a court has ruled it's too late to dissolve the divorce of Terrie and Thomas McCarron, who will now have to wed again if they want to reunite.

In Marcy, the couple filed a joint motion to vacate their divorce decree, taking their argument all the way to the Supreme Court.

However, the attorney for the court's initial ruling Joshua Gordon said: "Divorce is a uniquely fraught area of litigation. For divorced couples, it is often important to have the solace of knowing that their former spouse is indeed former."

“I think it was partly sentimental, and partly that they had some business interests that a divorce and remarry would be more complicated than undoing the divorce."

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