Pat Smith, 44, had been due to marry her toyboy lover George Greenhowe, 22, today.
And George's ex-wife, Pat's daughter Allison, was to be the bridesmaid. But Scots law says a man may not marry his former wife's mother if his ex-wife is still alive.
Brian McCartney, "Mother out-law," Daily Record, March 21, 2003
It's equally difficult to describe the peculiar membership of this new lineage. Does your first husband's mother become a mother-out-law?
Ellen Goodman, "The Very Extended Family," The Washington Post, August 20, 1983