Blog And Articles

Peacemaking in the Dog Wars

Last 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...

read more

All Paws Up for Veterans Day

—By Debra Vey Voda-HamiltonAs 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...

read more

Holiday-time with your pets

With 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...

read more

Managing the Conflict

As I re-read Bill Ury’s book, The Third Side (Penguin-1999-2000), a passage jumped out at me and begged to be explored further in a short blog.  In the last 7 pages of Chapter 2, he speaks about Conflict Management and competition.  Never before has a process for...

read more

9 11 2013

As we reflect today on what this day means to us and where we were, on this day, 12 years ago lets send a prayer out to all those who were effected personally by this event.  The shock never wanes for me, and I was 30 miles away.Yesterday, a very dear colleague spoke...

read more

Hello HLM Blog Followers:We again feature Foster Swift's Blog written by my colleague Julie Fershtman, Esq..Julie discusses accidents that can occur involving equine practice and ownership and encourages her readers to check out their insurance coverage with their...

read more

People Whisperer

In the world of dogs, Cesar Milan is known as the Dog Whisperer.  In the July 6th, 2013, Journal News-LoHud article titled, Dog’s best friend (1) he was interviewed for his upcoming event at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, N.Y.  Cesar spoke about his ability to...

read more

Don’t Talk to ‘Them”

By Debra Vey Voda Hamilton, Esq., Hamilton Law and MediationOn June 28th 2013 I actually took the time to read the Op-Ed page of the NY Times.  I usually leave it to my husband who reads every NY paper, cover to cover.  He helps me find articles relevant to what I do,...

read more

I Have A Vision

I have a vision of people working peacefully alongside each other to better the plight of all animals.  They mutually respect each other’s similarities in opinion, as well as their differences.  Their respect of the differences can move mountains. It may sound...

read more

Guest Blogger- Julie Fershtman

Today we will read my good friend Julie Fershtman's Equine Law Blog Update.  It speaks about common Equine Disputes.  I would add an addendum to her blog.http://www.equinelawblog.com/Avoid-Common-Equine-Breeding-DisputesIf the contract included a mediation clause,...

read more

On Temple Grandin

Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton & Temple GrandinI have always been in awe of Temple Grandin.  I saw the movie depicting her life, staring Clare Danes, several times.  She just seems so passionate about her love of animals but so practical in the application of their care.  My...

read more