El año nuevo trajo muchos cambios para las parejas que se divorcien en el 2019, especialmente aquí en California. No sólo fueron importantes modificaciones al código de impuestos con respecto a pagos de manutención conyugal, también los residentes en el estado de California dieron bienvenida a Assembly Bill 2274. Este proyecto de ley finalmente le dio a jueces en California dirección clara para ayudar a los dueños de mascotas que se divorcien a contestar la importantísima pregunta: ¿Quién adquiere la mascota después de que nos separemos?
The new year brought a lot of changes for divorcing couples in 2019, especially here in California. Not only were major changes made to the tax code concerning spousal support payments, residents across the state of California welcomed Assembly Bill 2274. This bill finally gave judges in our state clear direction when it came to helping divorcing pet owners answer the all-important question: Who gets the pet after we split?
Pet parenting has truly come into its own in the Digital Age. The internet is obsessed with cat memes and silly dog videos. Twitter and Instagram accounts devoted to embodying cat or dog personalities have thousands of followers. Actual cats and dogs with Twitter and Instagram accounts have thousands of followers (and we're not grumpy about it).
When parents get divorced, one parent is generally ordered to make child support payments to the other parent. This is to ensure the kids continue to have the same lifestyle they would have if their parents were still together.
Many pet owners, if not most, consider their furry friend one-of-the-family. The pet industry is booming as we spend more money and time on our pets than ever before. It is not uncommon for pet owners to treat their pets like their children; feeding them nutritious food, assuring they get proper exercise, and spending exorbitant amounts of money in medical bills when necessary. Considering the love and devotion provided to pets, it comes as a surprise to most animal lovers that pets are categorized as mere property during a divorce in California.