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.
Ohio Joins 29 Other States to Protect the Family Pet Against Domestic Animal Abuse with New Protection Order On June 28, 2014, we published an article about S.B 177, an Ohio Bill that was introduced in August 2013 that would
Should Domestic Violence Protection Orders Protect the Family Pet Or Animal Against Abuse? A bill introduced in August 2013 would amend domestic protection order laws to include your furry friend. The new (potential) law seeks to add “companion animal” to
Who Retains Custody Of The Family Pet In A Divorce? Many people consider their pets an integral part of their family. When two people divorce, the fight over the family pet can often turn into a bitter battle. In response
Who is Entitled to Keep the Family Pet? Family Law Attorney John Meehling looks at how divorce can affect pet custody disputes in Ohio.