Pets are considered personal property in divorce. Some states will consider who will retain the pet as part of their overall division of personal property, but not to enforce a visitation schedule. In the event that the court does entertain the determination of which spouse shall retain the pet (usually dogs) the following considerations are usually what is taken into account. If the pet … [Read more...] about Pets in Divorce
PA House Bill 1639, now Act 112 will now govern all Pennsylvania custody cases commenced on or after January 24, 2011. The new law is a positive step toward quantifying the subjective decisions the court is required to make regarding child custody. For instance, the court is now required to list the factors it considered in arriving at its custody determination. In this way the parties to such … [Read more...] about House Bill 1639/Act 112 on Child Custody is a step in the right direction.