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Uploaded on Jan 21, 2009
Lisa McCurdy, attorney at Nixon Peabody in San Francisco, discusses what happens when the custody of a pet is disputed when a couple separates. She addresses strategies for avoiding legal intervention, ways to establish and determine pet "ownership," and what to do once the courts get involved. She also examines the challenge presented by animals legal status as "property" in disputes over pet custody.
On January 14, 2009, Lisa spoke at "Hot Topics in Animal Law: Pet Custody Disputes," hosted by the Bar Association of San Francisco. Panelists included: - Joyce Tischler, founder and general counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund - Lisa McCurdy, attorney at law, Nixon Peabody - Bill Schoch, pet guardian