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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 19
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2014-01-10 05:56:30 PM
4 votes:

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 05:36:52 PM
4 votes:
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2014-01-10 05:51:21 PM
3 votes:
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 07:39:36 PM
2 votes:
I'm envious of the British court system.  In this country, the case would be dragged out for a while, ringing up the legal fees, no matter how stupid it was..  In Britain, it appears that if you bring a stupid case, the judge tells you to get out and quit wasting their time.
2014-01-10 06:10:13 PM
2 votes:

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 06:05:27 PM
2 votes:

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 06:00:29 PM
2 votes:

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 05:50:20 PM
2 votes:
"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 05:27:13 PM
2 votes:
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 05:06:19 PM
2 votes:
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 10:00:17 PM
1 votes:

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.

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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.


You have GOT to be kidding me.

The "legal alternative" thing has to do with other reasonable options to the course of action the client is trying to take--i.e., I want to sue for damages, okay, do you want punitive, compensatory, emotional and psychological as well as monetary? Or, you can't sue for breach of contract, shall we try unjust enrichment?

The attorney is NOT on the hook because a woman comes in and says "I want to end my marriage," and he fails to say "Oh but wait, you're Roman Catholic and shouldn't get divorced according to your religion, wouldn't you rather get a legal separation instead?" That's HER job, to tell him she's Catholic and needs to legally end her marriage without divorce. It's not his job to remind her that she's not supposed to get a divorce in her Church.
2014-01-10 09:50:35 PM
1 votes:

At least you now know why the husband agreed to the divorce.

2014-01-10 06:28:15 PM
1 votes:
PunGent:

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?


 I just meant she's an idiot if she never heard of separation.  It's not obscure.
2014-01-10 06:25:27 PM
1 votes:
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 06:08:23 PM
1 votes:
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 06:07:23 PM
1 votes:

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 05:54:06 PM
1 votes:
Subby too pc to use retarded, is retarded himself.
2014-01-10 05:47:29 PM
1 votes:
can the court order her life terminated on the grounds that she is too stupid to breath?
2014-01-10 04:35:33 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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