Dogs, Cats, Goldfish, Parakeets, and Then There Are the Children

Hello Folks,

My blog has discussed the new custody rules regarding pets – the Court must consider the best interests of the pet. And, my blog has discussed proposed House Bill 4113 where the Court would not have discretion to consider the best interests of the child – it would be presumed that shared parenting responsibilities and parenting time would be in the best interests of the child (except in extenuating circumstances). So, here is my question to you – why the presumption of equality regarding children and not pets? And, or visa versa? I welcome your thoughts and appreciate them.

Legally, Susan