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Pet Condominium Law in the US

Pets are an integral part of families throughout North America, and for many, pets are akin to children. Unlike with human children, finding housing accommodations for you and your beloved pet can be challenging. This is especially true of condominiums. Like in...

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Using Mediation to Resolve Pet Custody Disputes

By: Suzana Gartner, Kira Berkeley, and Edith Barabash   In our society, companion animals are often viewed as members of our families and hold a special place in our hearts. When a relationship breaks down, the last thing we want is to lose access to our beloved...

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Estate Matters Involving Surviving Pets

Pets are considered part of the family in many Canadian households. Pet guardians often assume that they will outlive their pets, but what happens when pets outlive their guardians? No pet guardian wants their loving companion to be left with nowhere to go or...

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Mediation: A Solution to Animal Law Disputes

Mediation: A Solution to Animal Law Disputes

Litigation is often considered by the public as the only option that a legal dispute can be resolved. Although it can produce enforceable court orders, provide high monetary awards, and ensure public accountability, going to court can be costly, time consuming,...

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Pet Condominium Law and Your Legal Rights

Pet Condominium Law and Your Legal Rights

Animal companions are an integral part of many people’s families, even that of apartment tenants and condominium residents. This may create tension between the pet’s owners (“guardians”) and their respective landlords and condo corporations. In Ontario, no-pet clauses...

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Dog Bites and the Dog Owners’ Liability Act

By Suzana Gartner & Daniel Fin For thousands of years, dogs have been considered as man’s best friend as they provide lots of affection and love for their families. Although they are a large source of happiness for many, they can be a huge responsibility. In fact,...

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Who Gets the Dog or Cat in a Divorce?

Who Gets the Dog or Cat in a Divorce?

By Suzana Gartner & Daniel Fin Traditionally, courts have relied on an ownership model that views animals as nothing more than personal property. This ancient view considers individuals who purchase animal companions as having sole possession over them. With this...

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Horse Shoes & Fine Prints

By David Samuels & Daniel Fin Horses play an interesting role in Canadian society. Viewed as vehicles to some, athletes to others, and pets to many, equine law – although a niche – contains many specifics which overlap in other areas of the law (namely Contract...

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