Custody - One aspect of a divorce that is often overlooked is where the family pets will
be placed. To some individuals, especially those without children,
the custody of the pets can be a highly emotionally charged issue.
I offer clients compassionate and professional representation in situations
where the custody of a pet or pets is disputed.
planning for pets Many individuals wish to establish estate-planning documents to ensure that their
pets will be taken care of after their death. I strive to help clients
create the proper documents to protect the animal and provide for
their care in the event that they cannot due to their own disability
animals & the rights of their Owners -
Disabled individuals that have a service animal for assistance have
a certain set of rights. If an individual’s service animal is refused
admittance into an establishment, this is a violation of the law. This
is essentially the refusal of the disabled individual, since the animal
on which they are dependent cannot enter. My office is dedicated to
helping the owners of service animals ensure that all of their rights,
and the rights of the service animal, are protected.
disputes - After a pet is adopted by a family, issues may arise regarding ownership of the
animal. A previous owner may claim that the animal was never available
for adoption, was not abandoned and was never without an owner. I
provide support and guidance for families dealing with disputes over
the ownership of an animal.