Friday, January 27, 2017

Alaska requires the well being of the pet to be considered in divorce

Washington Post reports that Alaska has become the first state to require courts to take into consideration the well being of the animal in divorce.  Judges now have the power to award joint custody.  This is truly ground breaking because all other states treat animals in the same way furniture is treated, and pets are simply part of the property distribution.  We hope more states follow suit.