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(Independent)   There's stupid. There's Peter. There's creationists. And then there's this woman, who sued her lawyer for negligence because he didn't tell her that getting a divorce would mean the end of her marriage   (independent.co.uk) divider line 114
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2014-01-10 04:35:33 PM
Wait until she sues the court for not telling her that suing them would result in them laughing at her, hammering down a gavel and handing her more court costs.
 
2014-01-10 05:06:19 PM
So she's one of those Catholics who think her all knowing, all powerful God is taken in by legal hairsplitting.

I'm guessing she was also probably the queen of anal and blowjobs out behind the local pub before she got married in virgin white. Love those Catholic girls!
 
2014-01-10 05:26:08 PM

gilgigamesh: So she's one of those Catholics who think her all knowing, all powerful God is taken in by legal hairsplitting.

I'm guessing she was also probably the queen of anal and blowjobs out behind the local pub before she got married in virgin white. Love those Catholic girls!


At the CYO, where they learned to blowwwww ...
 
2014-01-10 05:27:13 PM
Reminds me of the page of legalese I had to sign and initial three or four times for cremating my parents that, effectively, said "once we torch them, we can't really put them back together".  There had to have been a lawsuit years ago that caused that form to exist.
 
2014-01-10 05:28:25 PM
If it makes her feel better, the RCC doesn't recognize divorces.
 
2014-01-10 05:29:28 PM
Oh wow that's good stuff - happy to see the headline didn't exaggerate or twist.  An amazing woman.

(Still not sure what "Peter" means, but I'll assume it's a freaking Family Guy reference.)
 
2014-01-10 05:30:51 PM

Far Cough: Oh wow that's good stuff - happy to see the headline didn't exaggerate or twist.  An amazing woman.

(Still not sure what "Peter" means, but I'll assume it's a freaking Family Guy reference.)


It is.
 
2014-01-10 05:31:03 PM

Lawnchair: Reminds me of the page of legalese I had to sign and initial three or four times for cremating my parents that, effectively, said "once we torch them, we can't really put them back together".  There had to have been a lawsuit years ago that caused that form to exist.


Was there also a clause that required them to be dead before cremation?
 
2014-01-10 05:31:10 PM
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2014-01-10 05:32:47 PM
Ceiling pontiff?
 
2014-01-10 05:33:22 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: gilgigamesh: So she's one of those Catholics who think her all knowing, all powerful God is taken in by legal hairsplitting.

I'm guessing she was also probably the queen of anal and blowjobs out behind the local pub before she got married in virgin white. Love those Catholic girls!

At the CYO, where they learned to blowwwww ...


Nice.
 
2014-01-10 05:33:36 PM
Not only does Diet Divorce feel a lot like regular divorce, but it will reduce your sintake.
I recommend Diet Divorce as it has 0 sins per proceeding, and zero, is less than some.
Remember, the salvation general warns that too many sins may result in fate pain, also know as eternity burning in hell.
 
2014-01-10 05:34:17 PM

Far Cough: Oh wow that's good stuff - happy to see the headline didn't exaggerate or twist.  An amazing woman.

(Still not sure what "Peter" means, but I'll assume it's a freaking Family Guy reference.)


I hope so. I don't watch that show, so I figured that Peter was the disciple (since subby also had to knock creationists).
 
2014-01-10 05:36:52 PM
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2014-01-10 05:39:39 PM

gilgigamesh: So she's one of those Catholics who think her all knowing, all powerful God is taken in by legal hairsplitting.



Now I have a vision of God looking through mountains of paper work that was faxed up to Him from this world and he has to review it.
 
2014-01-10 05:43:09 PM

Lawnchair: Reminds me of the page of legalese I had to sign and initial three or four times for cremating my parents that, effectively, said "once we torch them, we can't really put them back together".  There had to have been a lawsuit years ago that caused that form to exist.


Kent Brockman: Springfield has come down with a fever . . . Football fever. If you have the fever, there's only one cure. Take two tickets and see the game Sunday morning.
TV Voiceover: ** Warning, tickets should not be taken internally **.
Homer: (to Maggie): See? Because of me, now they have a warning.
 
2014-01-10 05:47:29 PM
can the court order her life terminated on the grounds that she is too stupid to breath?
 
2014-01-10 05:48:23 PM
... be* terminated...

I don't want to get caught up in that myself now!
 
2014-01-10 05:49:38 PM

Maul555: ... be* terminated...

I don't want to get caught up in that myself now!


And sadly that, there, was your real mistake.  It was fine the way it was (except for the initial cap problem).
 
2014-01-10 05:50:20 PM
"The most striking of Mrs Mulcahy's many allegations of negligence against her solicitors was that, having regard to her Roman Catholic faith, Mrs Boots had failed to give her the advice which was requisite in view of her firmly held belief in the sanctity of marriage...

"I'm not divorced! I'm just not living with my husband anymore and we don't love each other and we never talk and we're both seeing other people."

Uh...just how dumb do you think God is?
 
2014-01-10 05:51:21 PM
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but doesnt the whole sanctity of marriage thing means that basically the marriage being sanctified by God cannot be terminated unless its His will? Or do UK divorce courts have jurisdiction over God?
If she believes the former then what's the problem? Her marriage would no more be terminated than if I told her to spin around three times I say 'husband, I divorce thee'
 
2014-01-10 05:52:25 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: gilgigamesh: So she's one of those Catholics who think her all knowing, all powerful God is taken in by legal hairsplitting.

I'm guessing she was also probably the queen of anal and blowjobs out behind the local pub before she got married in virgin white. Love those Catholic girls!

At the CYO, where they learned to blowwwww ...


veedeevadeevoodee just showed us a wonderful example of the comment being in sync with the fark handle.
 
2014-01-10 05:52:28 PM
Filthy adulteress.
 
2014-01-10 05:53:25 PM
(I was answering Vlad, more or less.)
 
2014-01-10 05:54:06 PM
Subby too pc to use retarded, is retarded himself.
 
2014-01-10 05:56:30 PM

Lando Lincoln: "The most striking of Mrs Mulcahy's many allegations of negligence against her solicitors was that, having regard to her Roman Catholic faith, Mrs Boots had failed to give her the advice which was requisite in view of her firmly held belief in the sanctity of marriage...

"I'm not divorced! I'm just not living with my husband anymore and we don't love each other and we never talk and we're both seeing other people."

Uh...just how dumb do you think God is?


It's been my observation that god is about as dumb (or smart) as the person invoking him/her/it.
 
2014-01-10 05:58:09 PM

Lawnchair: Reminds me of the page of legalese I had to sign and initial three or four times for cremating my parents that, effectively, said "once we torch them, we can't really put them back together".  There had to have been a lawsuit years ago that caused that form to exist.



I thought cremation was the process of covering dead people in cream, perhaps with a nice chocolate coating.
 
2014-01-10 05:58:46 PM
She should be put to sleep.
 
2014-01-10 05:58:54 PM
Came for "the stupid...it burns" pic, left disappointed.
 
2014-01-10 06:00:29 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: Lando Lincoln: "The most striking of Mrs Mulcahy's many allegations of negligence against her solicitors was that, having regard to her Roman Catholic faith, Mrs Boots had failed to give her the advice which was requisite in view of her firmly held belief in the sanctity of marriage...

"I'm not divorced! I'm just not living with my husband anymore and we don't love each other and we never talk and we're both seeing other people."

Uh...just how dumb do you think God is?

It's been my observation that god is about as dumb (or smart) as the person invoking him/her/it.


God is an absentee landlord, or he is playing a game of Calvinball.
 
2014-01-10 06:01:09 PM

Far Cough: Maul555: ... be* terminated...

I don't want to get caught up in that myself now!

And sadly that, there, was your real mistake.  It was fine the way it was (except for the initial cap problem).


And for misspelling a one-syllable word in the process of calling someone stupid.
 
2014-01-10 06:01:27 PM

VladTheEmailer: Someone correct me if I'm wrong but doesnt the whole sanctity of marriage thing means that basically the marriage being sanctified by God cannot be terminated unless its His will? Or do UK divorce courts have jurisdiction over God?
If she believes the former then what's the problem? Her marriage would no more be terminated than if I told her to spin around three times I say 'husband, I divorce thee'


From the RCC perspective, she is not divorced. Ending a marriage requires an annulment, where both parties have to admit they were too stupid, immature or naive to get married in the first place. That's why the RCC has the whole pre Cana training lessons before you get married, to weed out the stupid,etc.
 
2014-01-10 06:01:41 PM

VladTheEmailer: Someone correct me if I'm wrong but doesnt the whole sanctity of marriage thing means that basically the marriage being sanctified by God cannot be terminated unless its His will? Or do UK divorce courts have jurisdiction over God?
If she believes the former then what's the problem? Her marriage would no more be terminated than if I told her to spin around three times I say 'husband, I divorce thee'


There is only one authorized exception to allow divorce... in the case of infidelity... you still can't remarry though unless you are a Widow/Widower.... "What God has made let no man tear apart" or something to that effect.
 
2014-01-10 06:02:58 PM
Bastardy bastard probably didn't inform her that water is wet, either.  Bastard.
 
2014-01-10 06:04:19 PM

HindiDiscoMonster: VladTheEmailer: Someone correct me if I'm wrong but doesnt the whole sanctity of marriage thing means that basically the marriage being sanctified by God cannot be terminated unless its His will? Or do UK divorce courts have jurisdiction over God?
If she believes the former then what's the problem? Her marriage would no more be terminated than if I told her to spin around three times I say 'husband, I divorce thee'

There is only one authorized exception to allow divorce... in the case of infidelity... you still can't remarry though unless you are a Widow/Widower.... "What God has made let no man tear apart" or something to that effect.


That's why I did it old school and became a widower before I re-married.
 
2014-01-10 06:05:27 PM

simplicimus: VladTheEmailer: Someone correct me if I'm wrong but doesnt the whole sanctity of marriage thing means that basically the marriage being sanctified by God cannot be terminated unless its His will? Or do UK divorce courts have jurisdiction over God?
If she believes the former then what's the problem? Her marriage would no more be terminated than if I told her to spin around three times I say 'husband, I divorce thee'

From the RCC perspective, she is not divorced.


Which, incidentally, is why the Church of England exists.
 
2014-01-10 06:05:54 PM

Hoopy Frood: Far Cough: Maul555: ... be* terminated...

I don't want to get caught up in that myself now!

And sadly that, there, was your real mistake.  It was fine the way it was (except for the initial cap problem).

And for misspelling a one-syllable word in the process of calling someone stupid.


Ah, good catch, thanks.  I'm a little too used to giving slack to forum posts.

simplicimus: Ending a marriage requires an annulment, where both parties have to admit they were too stupid, immature or naive to get married in the first place.


Boom.  Her problems are self-evidently solved!
 
2014-01-10 06:07:23 PM

gilgigamesh: So she's one of those Catholics who think her all knowing, all powerful God is taken in by legal hairsplitting.


Ah... the Orthodox Judaism wing.  "No, I didn't turn on the oven.. the magic of Sabbath mode did".
 
2014-01-10 06:07:44 PM
Sigh.  I don't want to have to defend the seemingly crazy lady, but there is one possible point in her favor.

FTA:  "The lawyers failed to regard her Roman Catholic faith and should have recommended judicial separation - a step down from full divorce - as an alternative course of action, she said."

If there was an available legal option, and her attorneys failed to mention it to her, that IS pretty much text book malpractice, at least here in the States.  You don't expect your clients to know the law, that's why they came to you in the first place.

youhadonejob.jpg

Risky, of course, trying to interpret a legal case as reported by reporters.  And I assume the review process over there would take that into account.

Just saying, she may not be COMPLETELY out to lunch.
 
2014-01-10 06:08:23 PM
The allegation was revealed in a subsequent appeal court judgment last month, in which Lord Justice Briggs said: "The most striking of Mrs Mulcahy's many allegations of negligence against her solicitors was that, having regard to her Roman Catholic faith, Mrs Boots had failed to give her the advice which was requisite in view of her firmly held belief in the sanctity of marriage...

Is she stupid, or just ignorant? Also, way to demonstrate the "sanctity of marriage" by getting a separation, if she had.
 
2014-01-10 06:10:13 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: Lando Lincoln: "The most striking of Mrs Mulcahy's many allegations of negligence against her solicitors was that, having regard to her Roman Catholic faith, Mrs Boots had failed to give her the advice which was requisite in view of her firmly held belief in the sanctity of marriage...

"I'm not divorced! I'm just not living with my husband anymore and we don't love each other and we never talk and we're both seeing other people."

Uh...just how dumb do you think God is?

It's been my observation that god is about as dumb (or smart) as the person invoking him/her/it.


That's pretty astute. We do indeed create God in our own image.
 
2014-01-10 06:11:44 PM

PunGent: Sigh.  I don't want to have to defend the seemingly crazy lady, but there is one possible point in her favor.

FTA:  "The lawyers failed to regard her Roman Catholic faith and should have recommended judicial separation - a step down from full divorce - as an alternative course of action, she said."

If there was an available legal option, and her attorneys failed to mention it to her, that IS pretty much text book malpractice, at least here in the States.  You don't expect your clients to know the law, that's why they came to you in the first place.

youhadonejob.jpg

Risky, of course, trying to interpret a legal case as reported by reporters.  And I assume the review process over there would take that into account.

Just saying, she may not be COMPLETELY out to lunch.


Okay, I had to look it up, but apparently "judicial separation" in the UK is little different from plain old "legal separation" in the US.  So she's STILL an idiot if she didn't know she could get a legal separation instead of a divorce.  Her religious posturing is her own business and her own responsibility.
 
2014-01-10 06:17:12 PM
Apparently she has been divorced from reality without her consent as well; she should amend her complaint.
 
2014-01-10 06:20:23 PM

iron de havilland: simplicimus: VladTheEmailer: Someone correct me if I'm wrong but doesnt the whole sanctity of marriage thing means that basically the marriage being sanctified by God cannot be terminated unless its His will? Or do UK divorce courts have jurisdiction over God?
If she believes the former then what's the problem? Her marriage would no more be terminated than if I told her to spin around three times I say 'husband, I divorce thee'

From the RCC perspective, she is not divorced.

Which, incidentally, is why the Church of England exists.


As anyone that accidentally picked up a little history from watching The Tudors for the tits can attest.
 
2014-01-10 06:21:32 PM
Far Cough: Ceiling pontiff?

I dunno - I would have labeled that 'Grumpy Pope'.

(Yes, I know that's not the Pope.  But 'Grumpy Pope' scans better than 'Grumpy Cardinal'.  Or is that really the Pope?  I've been at work all week, and the only pictures of Francis I can recall usually show him smiling.)
 
2014-01-10 06:21:43 PM

Far Cough: PunGent: Sigh.  I don't want to have to defend the seemingly crazy lady, but there is one possible point in her favor.

FTA:  "The lawyers failed to regard her Roman Catholic faith and should have recommended judicial separation - a step down from full divorce - as an alternative course of action, she said."

If there was an available legal option, and her attorneys failed to mention it to her, that IS pretty much text book malpractice, at least here in the States.  You don't expect your clients to know the law, that's why they came to you in the first place.

youhadonejob.jpg

Risky, of course, trying to interpret a legal case as reported by reporters.  And I assume the review process over there would take that into account.

Just saying, she may not be COMPLETELY out to lunch.

Okay, I had to look it up, but apparently "judicial separation" in the UK is little different from plain old "legal separation" in the US.  So she's STILL an idiot if she didn't know she could get a legal separation instead of a divorce.  Her religious posturing is her own business and her own responsibility.


I agree on the religious angle.  And although I'm a U.S. lawyer, I've never hired a British lawyer.  Do they expect their clients to know the law when they walk in the door?

The judicial separation thing just seems like a step (a small step, I grant you) above being completely clueless about what a divorce is, which is what the headline implied.

/yeah, yeah, welcometofark.jpg
 
2014-01-10 06:22:21 PM
Far Cough: Ceiling pontiff?

Benedict was definitely Basement Pope.
 
2014-01-10 06:25:27 PM
I wish I could have sued the first lawyer I ever had for not telling me that no matter how brief her work on my case was, I would always be 1/10th of an hour minimum, even if I called just to get a case update. I'm sure she worked my retainer for all it was worth, and made a big deal in the end that she was not going to bill me the $50 or so my retainer did not cover.
 
2014-01-10 06:25:35 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: gilgigamesh: So she's one of those Catholics who think her all knowing, all powerful God is taken in by legal hairsplitting.

I'm guessing she was also probably the queen of anal and blowjobs out behind the local pub before she got married in virgin white. Love those Catholic girls!

At the CYO, where they learned to blowwwww ...


It's a well-known loophole.
 
2014-01-10 06:27:45 PM

ciberido: veedeevadeevoodee: gilgigamesh: So she's one of those Catholics who think her all knowing, all powerful God is taken in by legal hairsplitting.

I'm guessing she was also probably the queen of anal and blowjobs out behind the local pub before she got married in virgin white. Love those Catholic girls!

At the CYO, where they learned to blowwwww ...

It's a well-known loophole.


Oh, yeah, uh, that link is pretty NSFW.  Sorry.

/Very nsfw, actually
 
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