United Kingdom - A woman tried to sue her former lawyers for professional negligence. She claims they had failed to properly explain to her that getting a divorce would mean putting an end to her marriage.
Jane Mulcahy, a Roman Catholic, argued that the lawyers failed to take into account her faith and should have recommended judicial separation - a step away from full divorce - as an alternative course of action.
Her claims, made against two separate firms of solicitors, had already been rejected by the court, while the presiding judge described the allegations as "striking".
Legal separation (known also as "judicial separation," "separate maintenance," "divorce a mensa et thoro," or "divorce from bed-and-board") is a legal process by which a married couple may formalize a de facto separation while remaining legally married.
Other nost recent curious divorce cases include
- a woman who divorced her husband because he preferred to use bread, rather than a fork, to eat peas;
- a woman who divorced her husband because he would always squeezed the toothpaste tube in the middle and not the end;
- a woman who divorced her husband on their wedding day because he had not made the costly arrangements that she had asked for.