Divorce in the News: Man Reunites with Pet, Rise in Orthodox Jewish Divorces and More

by Admin on February 22, 2013

Man Reunited with Dog 10 Years After Divorce

Jamie Carpentier knew his dog Ginger remembered him as he walked into the pound, ten years after saying goodbye to her.

Carpentier’s ex-wife won custody of the pooch after their divorce nearly ten years ago.

After stumbling on the Humane Society for Greater Nashua’s website – and seeing a description for a dog that sounded a lot like Ginger – Carpentier visited the shelter. The dog described was, indeed, Ginger.

Carpentier said he’s confidant Ginger remembers him; the licks and kisses he got from the basset hound were unmistakable.

Rise in Orthodox Jewish Divorces

Counselors and members of the Orthodox Jewish community are saying that divorce is on the rise, and it’s likely due to technology. Specifically, some say, Facebook is to blame.

Hindie Klein, Director of Clinical Projects at the Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services, said that Facebook allows one to see how other people live and what they have, making it easier to constantly draw comparisons, ultimately fueling envy and eventually, divorce.

Having technology at their fingertips can leave members of the Orthodox Jewish community restless and wanting more – or rather, out she said. Members leave the community hoping to find what they perceive to be greater success and happiness, a product of the exposure that comes with technology.

Divorce Attorney (and Trespasser) Loses License

A divorce attorney who helped his client break into her ex-husband’s home is getting his license revoked for two years.

The New Mexico attorney was caught on video; he claimed he was helping his client get baby items and medication.

Raymond T. Van Arnam, 61, will also have to undergo a psychological evaluation before he’s able to have his law license remitted. The lawyer’s attorney said Van Arnam is not really a bad guy.

“I believe New Mexico and Otero County have lost a talented, great, aggressive and passionate attorney,” his attorney said. “Ray really did passionately represent his clients.”

Passionately, and illegally.


New British Columbia Law Benefits Co-Habitating Couples 

British Columbia’s new Family Law Act will give cohabitating couples who have lived together for at least two years the same rights as those that are married. This includes a 50-50 division of debts and assets but excludes “pre-relationship property, inheritances and gifts.”

The law erases the Family Relations Act, which forced common law couples to battle in court to prove they contributed to a spouse’s wealth and assets in order to win various separation rights.


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