Question #28: I have a bother-in-law in the state of Oregon who married less than a year ago. They submitted paper work for an amiable 90 day divorce roughly 45 days ago. The divorce was originally initiated by the wife because of the bother-in-law’s dissatisfaction to his spouse’s idolization of her pet dog. Just last week his spouse showed up at his work an attempted to commit suicide. Now she is filing a mental anguish suit against him. From the way he has been explaining it for the past six months he has been the one with the mental anguish. The question is could/should he file a counter mental anguish suit?

It sounds like they need some assistance from a marriage counselor before they take the radical step of seeking a divorce. If both parties are in fact so emotionally high strung that they are ready to get divorced over the pet dog, perhaps they should examine the basis of their marital relationship and what brought them together in the first place.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions