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New Hampshire Couple Denied Request To Undo Divorce

| by Sean Kelly
the New Hampshire Supreme Court in Concord, New Hampshirethe New Hampshire Supreme Court in Concord, New Hampshire

A Concord, New Hampshire, couple was reportedly denied a request to undo their divorce.

Terrie Harmon and her ex-husband, Thomas McCarron, sought to dissolve their divorce after they had worked out their issues and were once again a couple, the Associated Press reported.

On Dec. 2, New Hampshire’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold a law that said divorces can be granted in the state but cannot be undone.

Allowing the couple’s divorce to be undone could jeopardize other divorces, according to attorney Joshua Gordon, who was appointed to defend the court's ruling.

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“Divorce is a uniquely fraught area of litigation,” Gordon said, according to the AP.

“For divorced couples, it is often important to have the solace of knowing that their former spouse is indeed former," he added.

Harmon and McCarron were married in 1989 and divorced in January 2014. It was finalized in July of that year, and they filed a motion to undo the divorce in March.

Gordon, however, said he understood their reasons for wanting to undo the divorce rather than get remarried.

“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,” he said.

Sources: Associated Press via Fox News, NewsDay / Photo credit: NewsDay, Abhishek Jacob/Flickr