Welcome to Nautical Kennels™
"Adrift on A Sea of Schipperkes"™
Kennels is not a lawyer and does not dispense legal advice but because we get involved with animal dispute resolution, we
often work with lawyers. Please contact Attorney Lloyd D. Cohen at www.lloydcohen.com if you would like more information about Animal Law.
Animal law is a distinct legal discipline, with its own body of case law and a growing
number of practitioners and academics. The practice of animal law deals primarily with resolving legal issues and situations
in which the nature of animals–including their legal status, behavior or biology–is an important factor. Although
animals themselves typically do not have the right to sue and be sued on their own behalf, legal action can be filed on behalf
of people who care about animals, or who own them, or have suffered harm with them. As a general rule, if a person or a group
of people can show that they have a real and tangible stake in a legal claim involving animals, they may have their grievances
heard in a court of law.
What is our Animal Law focus?
Our focus is on the needs of our clients involved in an animal conflict before they resort to litigation, believing
that the use of mediation and collaborative methods are the finest means of resolving animal conflicts with the goal of having
an atmosphere in which conflicts over animals can be resolved with minimal pain and suffering for the parties and the animals.
Provide our clients with the information they need to make an informed
decision before they choose to litigate.
Enabling our clients to understand the benefits
available to them by employing alternative dispute resolution methods at the outset of the conflict.
this information to enable our clients to pursue a resolution of their conflict armed with the knowledge they will need to
avoid litigation and save time, money and emotional heartache. Strive for a win-win in animal conflicts including:
Family Conflicts like Divorce, Civil partnership resolutions, and Estate
matters involving surviving pets.
Housing Animal Conflicts with Condo
& Neighbors, or Landlord/Tenant, or with Owner, Veterinarian, Groomer, Trainer or Dog walker.
Breeder/Owner/Handler Animal Conflicts over Breeder /Owner Contracts, Handler/ Owner contracts,
and All Breed Club and Breed Club Relationships with members.
Commercial Service Providers
involved in an animal conflict between Owner &Veterinarian, Groomer & Trainer; and Dog walker & Customer.
WHAT IS ANIMAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION?
Animal Dispute Resolution is a process
available at the Cohen Law Offices to assist in the resolution of conflict involving humans and animals. The aim of Animal
Dispute Resolution is to arrive at a win-win solution accepted by all parties involved in a conflict in place of court action.
The additional goal is a result that also considers the best interests of the animal or animals involved. Conflicts
may involve one or several humans with one or several animals. Conflicts may also involve an interdisciplinary dispute
between humans whose subject matter is an animal. In addition, the dispute may involve traditional legal issues but because
the subject matter involved is an animal, the parties may feel better facilitated at a law firm who understands animals.
What is Animal Law Litigation?
When negotiation is
not a solution, litigation is an option and typical types of litigation include:
Cruelty to Pet, or Wrongful Death — You may have claims if your pet was killed by someone
else's animal or harmed by a person's intentional acts.
Long Term Pet Protection—
Your estate plan can provide for custody and care of your pet if you die first.
of Pet Custody — Who gets the dog or cat in a divorce or breakup, or in a jointly owned pet or livestock.
Stolen, Lost, or Seized Pets — There may be legal issues in recovering your missing animal
even if you locate it.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks — Representation
is needed if you were bitten or if your animal injured someone else.
Vicious dog representation or prosecution defense.
City, Town, State, Agency and Board Hearings.
Rights to keep pets, animals or livestock within city, town or neighborhood limits.
under new OHIO laws!
Administrative challenges to State and federal government regulations.
Taxpayers lawsuits to curb unlawful state agency expenditures.
Sunshine Law litigation
on behalf of citizens to enforce their public records requests.
Debra Cohen's message: With my “Blanket of Schipperkes”
here at Nautical Kennels™ I could never imagine life again without all “my kids” as I affectionately called
them. As I tell people I meet, you have not lived life ~unless you have had the companionship of a Schipperke. My BeLoved Baby Girl “Whim Sea” got her angle wings 11/15/2013
at 12:05 am. She passed onto Heaven at home in my arms next to my heart as I felt her last two heartbeats. She
was looking me in the eyes showing all of her love, as her last breath crossed over my face. I will never forget this
moment in time for the rest of my life. Whim Sea’s story will soon be in a bookstore near you. Also,Whims’ angle wings
lullaby is on ‘YouTube under Whim Sea Cohen’s Lullaby” . (AnimalCommentary.co in affiliation with Nautical Kennels™
is an informational site dealing with animals. If you have a story or comment you would like to share I may
be contacted at AnimalCommentary@gmail.com or by mail. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1456 Grove City, Ohio 43123. However, please remember
you must disclose your full name, address, contact number in case I need to contact you) . Remember,"A Dog Wags
Its Tail with Its Heart" . Thank you, Debra
Debra S. Hart-Cohen
is the Author of “Canines In The Courtroom” originally appearing the 2009 July/August Edition of the American
Bar Association‘s GP/Solo Magazine and “Show Dogs and Breeds” with co-author, husband, Attorney
Lloyd D. Cohen. Their most recent book publication called “Being Prepared” can now be found in book stores
and through the ABA.
"Adrift On A Sea Of Schipperkes"™
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Located in Columbus, Ohio
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