In California and Ohio, as in most states, pets are considered personal property by law. But thanks to a new law in California, divorce disputes over “custody” of dogs and cats will be decided in a similar manner as are child custody disputes.
Here is a good article by Attorney Anne Shale from 2008. Nothing has really changed in 10 years about this interview process for the Court to obtain insights about the child’s wishes in a contested custody or parenting time case. All this is geared towards figuring the “best interest” of the child.
Most little girls grow up dreaming of the picture perfect wedding. If one scrolls
through wedding magazines, or the many wedding planning sites on the internet, or through the myriad of ideas on Pinterest, it would be easy to plan the dream wedding.
So you and your spouse have made the decision to separate, but there’s one more catch added on to the already long list of catches: you’re living overseas. Divorce law in the United States is primarily left to the states, and with each state choosing to recognize different aspects and origins of a foreign divorce,
In an ideal world, children should be reared by a loving and caring two-parent family, having both a Father and a Mother, with plenty of caring relatives to assist with parenting activities during times of stress, need, or illness.