Lionel: Fighting cats and dogs

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A case of first impression for New York will decide the question of custody of pets through a divorce and dissolution judgment. Are they property or akin to kids?

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  • esco

    My answer is the pet should be considered 'property'.
    Let's say I'm wrong and the pet gets a shared status such as visitation rights or taking turns with possession of said pet. I would think the 'shared pet' status would be detrimental to future
    affectionate relationships the separated owners would have with other people. As well one owner perhaps getting a restraining order against the other (which would probably happen from time to time) and the criteria involved in that.
    Yep, I say 'property' knowing that the litigation could get ugly as well, yet it's a final decision made by the court which settles the matter more conclusively. IMO.

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