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New York Divorce and Pet Custody- What Are the Best Interests of Your Dog or Cat?

Pet custody is now a real issue in New York divorce cases. A newly enacted  law requires “courts to consider the best interest of companion animals when awarding possession of the animal during divorce or separation proceedings.”   The “best interest” criteria is the same standard courts employ in contested child custody cases. In the past,…
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Dogs and Divorce: Pet Custody

When a childless couple divorces there is generally no issue of custody, except when there is a dispute about who will get custody of the four legged family members. The ABA Journal E Report features a case in which a lawyer was appointed as guardian ad litem for a dog in a contested custody dispute.…
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