Who Gets Charlie? The Emergence of Pet Custody Disputes in Family Law: Adapting Theoretical Tools from Child Law

Rook, Deborah (2014) Who Gets Charlie? The Emergence of Pet Custody Disputes in Family Law: Adapting Theoretical Tools from Child Law. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 28 (2). pp. 177-193. ISSN 1360-9939

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Abstract

The article examines disputes over the residency of a family pet on the breakdown of a relationship between a married or co-habiting couple.It looks at the tests the courts have applied in the USA and Israel and uses tools from Child law to advocate a suitable test for deciding pet custody cases in England and Wales.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M100 Law by area
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Deborah Rook
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 14:33
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 10:54
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17838

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