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Bones of Contention: Custody of Family Pets
Journal of American Academy of Matrimonial Law (2006)
  • Ann H Britton
Abstract
Currently the law views family pets the same as they view inanimate personalty such as a washing machine. This paper describes the problems with that approach and proposes a system for courts to make custody placements but avoid the problems inherent in the "best interest" standard used for children.
Keywords
  • animal,
  • custody,
  • family,
  • pet
Disciplines
Publication Date
2006
Citation Information
Ann H Britton. "Bones of Contention: Custody of Family Pets" Journal of American Academy of Matrimonial Law Vol. 20 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ann_britton/1/