October 26, 2010
Pets, Personal Property & Divorce on The American Law Journal Monday Oct. 18, 7 p.m. on Philadelphia CNN-News Affiliate WFMZ
What are couples really fighting about in a contentious divorce? It’s not just kids or “things”–frequently it’s about the family pet. Five years ago a Pennsylvania judge likened a dog to a lamp or a chair in a “custody” battle. Pennsylvania hasn’t budged much, though New Jersey, Maryland and other states are ruling for shared arrangements, and in some cases have begun calling it custody.