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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?