It's all about the current status of the person. A person is ledig until he gets married for the first time, then the marital status changes to verheiratet (=married). If the person gets divorced then the status changes to geschieden (=divorced), not ledig, because now the marital status can never be ledig again.
The German law separates being not married into the the two states of ledig and geschieden. That's why we needed the extra definition that the person hasn't had a divorce yet. Or you could say ledig describes a person that hasn't married yet in their life.
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