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What Is The Value Of A Pet In Divorce?

by Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, Esq. on January 23, 2014 · 2 comments

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Dulci-at-dinnerphoto courtesy of Sally Anderson Bruce How Much Is That Doggie In The Living-room Window? The value of a pet in divorce. A recent court decision in New York, Travis v. Murray, recognized the human animal bond in a more tangible way than ever before.  While reviewing a conflict over a pet in a divorce proceeding […]
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Peacemaking in the Dog Wars

by Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, Esq. on December 12, 2013 · 3 comments

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imagesCA3TNMSPLast week Judge Mathew Cooper, in the case Travis v. Murray, handed down a landmark divorce decision in NY.  Judge Cooper found a household pet, a miniature dachshund named Joey, is “decidedly more than a piece of property” thus “a strict property analysis is neither desirable nor appropriate.”  If a hearing can be held on […]
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All Paws Up for Veterans Day

by Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, Esq. on November 11, 2013 · 2 comments

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sgt-rex-corporal-leavey-640_s640x427—By Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton As we celebrate Veteran’s Day 2013, I would love to also celebrate the beings that are now helping veteran come back from the brink, time after time.  Lives that have often been spared who then turn around and rescue the rescuer.  They may have been bred and born to serve their […]
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Holiday-time with your pets

by Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, Esq. on October 17, 2013 · 3 comments

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IMG_5768-665x385With the Holidays right around the corner, the last thing you may be thinking about is, “how will my pet be spending the holidays?”  If this inquiry jolted you into stark realization, here is the question you want to ponder before the holidays are upon you. How will my pet be cared for during the […]
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Where Will the Naughty Dogs Go Now?

by Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, Esq. on September 28, 2013 · 1 comment

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Jaws-Atticus-and-PheenyAn article in our local paper about a local kennel and pet prompts the blog for this week.  It was not a flattering article about the kennel or the pet.  Instead of focusing on the lovely facility or the hundreds of happy dogs that come in its door every year and return home safely, it […]
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