Family Law Issues in Agriculture: Animal Issues

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Divorces among farm families inherently have animal issues – not only with live animals but also with genetic material (e.g., embryos, semen). These are important property disputes for some farm families. Depending on the state, companion animals can be treated differently. Companion Animals To begin, companion animals typically include dogs and cats, but can also include some exotic animals and …

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Family Law and Cryogenetics

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Cryogenically frozen embryos are a very unique type of marital property, to say the least.  They represent two divorced people having a baby.  Dividing this unique, and emotionally charged, property hinges on balancing one party’s interest in not being forced to procreate after a divorce and the right of the other party to have a biological child, which in most …

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