A New Hampshire couple who divorced last year, but got back together, are not able to undo their divorce.

Terrie Harmon, a lawyer, and her ex-husband, Thomas McCarron, were married for 24 years before divorcing in 2014. According to the Associated Press, the couple reconciled, and filed a joint motion to vacate the divorce decree in March of this year. Harmon tried arguing that the divorce was erroneous, but the stateā€™s Supreme Court decided otherwise, in a unanimous ruling.

While some states, such as Illinois, Nebraska and Maryland allow divorces to be overturned within a specific time frame or under certain circumstances, others, like New Hampshire, have no statutory authority to do so. ā€œDivorce is a uniquely fraught area of litigation,ā€ Attorney Joshua Gordon said. ā€œFor divorced couples, it is often important to have the solace of knowing that their former spouse is indeed former.ā€ He stated that this kind of argument could ā€œjeopardize the finality of all divorces.ā€

In regards to the question of the couple just remarrying instead of trying to undo the decree, Gordon stated, ā€œI 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.ā€

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