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Fighting Like Cats and Dogs…Over Cats and Dogs

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Pet Custody during DivorcePets can be a source of excitement, happiness, and comfort. They are often seen as members of the family, which is why many people refer to them as their “furry children.” In fact, a pet often acts as a surrogate child for many younger married couples, who delay having children until they are financially ready.

Having a “child-like” pet with your spouse can be wonderful—until you get a divorce.

As reported in the Huffington Post, there has been a significant jump in “dog fights” between divorcing couples disputing custody of family pets. A recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that 27 percent of divorce lawyers have seen a rise in the number of couples fighting over pets in the last five years.

The results of the survey showed that 22 percent of the divorce attorneys saw courts more often allow pet custody cases. Twenty percent felt that the courts have increasingly deemed the pet to be an asset.
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Patriots Point 4th of July Blast Returns

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Charleston, SC Fireworks | The Peck FirmIt’s that time of year again: the Patriots Point 4th of July Blast returns, with a line-up of events sure to entertain the entire family!

The day and night of fun kicks off at the landside of the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, with children’s activities opening at 4 p.m.

Until the fireworks show starts, you and your family can enjoy the event’s live music, which starts at 5 p.m. Lots of food will be available for purchase, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, barbeque, pizza, snow cones, popcorn, and multiple beverage options. [Read more…]

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