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New York Courts' Custody Determinations of Pets are Similar to Custody of Children

Puppy Custody 

In 2009 approximately one hundred and twenty thousand people were married in New York, and forty-six thousand people filed for divorce.1 When children are involved in a divorce proceeding there are custody issues. A court must also allocate the marital property to each spouse equitably.2  In addition to those considerations, an increasingly prevalent issue facing courts today is how to treat a family‚Äôs beloved pet in a divorce proceeding. 

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How to Avoid Court in Child Custody Cases

When it comes to your children, courts mainly address custody, visitation and child support in Divorce and Family Court cases.  But court is a huge financial and emotional stressor that could ruin your family even more, and your children will suffer immensely. Court should be avoided at all costs.  Here's the secret to winning  your custody case without going to court.

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Children in Child Custody Cases Choose Their Own Attorney

Children have the right to choose their counsel in Family Court child custody cases. Even the parents may be able to pay for the child's legal representation rather than use a court appointed Attorney for the Child who has little interest in the case due to their own overwhelming caseload.  Family Court judges never inform the litigants of the child's right's choose their own lawyer.  Here's the law that could help you get rid of the court appointed attorney for the child.

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Prenuptial Confidentiality Agreements Civilize Divorces

Confidentiality clauses are usually used in high-end multi-million dollar marriages and high profile business and entertainment people. However, my opinion is that privacy clauses should be included in every prenuptial agreement and in any type of relationship, such as domestic partnerships and civil unions or even in a dating relationship depending upon who is involved, because the Internet, Twitter, texting and technology today spreads rumours and private details like wild-fire.

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