Pets

February 2019

PETS LEFT OUTDOORS AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: Pet Issues, Pets|Tags: , , , , , |

This took place in Springfield, IL, but could happen anywhere.  Animal neglect investigators are asking Springfield police to take a proactive approach to a law that went into effect in January.   It allows law enforcement [...]

August 2018

RECKLESS DOG OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DOGS

By | August 29th, 2018|Categories: Pets|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dog owners can be found to be ‘reckless’ if 1) their dog is determined to be dangerous for killing another dog. And 2) If the dog is found running at large twice within 12 months.  [...]

May 2017

THE WELL-BEING OF PETS IS THE FOCUS OF PENDING REVISIONS TO THE IMDMA

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Pets, Treatment of pets in Family Law cases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Senate Bill 1261 was filed on March 29, 2017 by Illinois Senator Linda Holmes. As of today’s date, May 3, 2017, it has passed the Illinois Senate and is on its way to the Illinois [...]

December 2016

THERAPY DOGS IN ILLINOIS’ COURT SYSTEM

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Pet Issues|Tags: , |

Will County introduces team of therapy dogs to court system   The therapy dogs, according to law, cannot be seen by the jury. “We wouldn’t want a verdict because the jury liked the dog,” Glasgow [...]

June 2016

Mediating Pet Agreements

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Pet Issues, Pet Mediation, Treatment of pets in Family Law cases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pet mediators are available to mediate pet disputes and mediate pet agreements when the people in dispute are willing to work with them.  Pet mediators and the parties’ attorneys need to be the balancing act [...]

Pet Visitation-Is there an Enforceable Basis for It?

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Pet Issues, Pet Mediation, Treatment of pets in Family Law cases|Tags: , , , , |

Although there are no established laws on pet custody or visitation in Illinois or other states in the U.S., these issues are on the rise. Judges recognize that people have a very emotional attachment to [...]