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Bones of Contention: Custody of Family Pets

Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2006

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-49

39 Pages Posted: 15 May 2008  

Ann Hartwell Britton

Widener University Delaware Law School

Abstract

The article discusses the difference between the legal and the popular view of pets. It proposes a way to accommodate both in determining who gets custody of a pet following the dissolution of a relationship.

Keywords: pets, animals, custody, divorce, domestic animals

JEL Classification: K10

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Britton, Ann Hartwell, Bones of Contention: Custody of Family Pets. Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2006; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-49. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1129332

Ann Britton (Contact Author)

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

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