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Pet Custody Posted on Feb 25

Pet Custody

When two people, either married or unmarried, break up, who gets to keep the pet(s)?  Can the court order joint custody of the dog or cat, as it would a child?  Can one party get visitation rights?  Is a pet treated in a legal sense   …Continue Reading Pet Custody

Will Your Pets Be Left Behind in the Storm? Posted on Jul 6

Will Your Pets Be Left Behind in the Storm?

Hurricane Arthur is making it’s way up the east coast. If disaster strikes or evacuations occur, what happens to the furry members of the family? Massachusetts has passed a new law that protects pets in case of weather disasters. Not only are cities and towns   …Continue Reading Will Your Pets Be Left Behind in the Storm?

An Act Ensuring the Safety of People with Pets in Disasters Posted on Apr 3

On March 24, 2014, Chapter 54 of the Acts of 2014 was signed into law.  This law protects both humans and animals from severe storms and natural disasters.  It requires cities and towns to have a plan in place to address the evacuation and sheltering   …Continue Reading An Act Ensuring the Safety of People with Pets in Disasters

Lemon Laws Posted on Oct 12

We’ve just added the Wheelchair Lemon Law to the Popular Name Table, and so this is a good time to point out three other lemon laws. The most well-known are the Used Car Lemon Law and the New Car Lemon Law, but there is also   …Continue Reading Lemon Laws