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Pet nups are on the rise as exes seek clarity over ownership upon separation

18 November 2016

For aspiring lawyers, the long and weary days at law school are tempered by the dream of working on high-profile cases, defending the rule of law, and yes, you guessed it, resolving pet custody disputes.

For Michael E Adler, a Philadelphia-based attorney specialising in business and real estate litigation, the ‘dream’ has become a reality, or has it? ‘Just settled a divorce over visitation of a parrot. Neither may teach it negative phrases about the other. I went to law school for this,’ he recently tweeted.

Some 47,000 retweets and 89,000 likes later, Adler’s humorous take on life in the law appeared to shed light on the more unusual custody battles taking place in the US. However, it seems he may have nicked his lines from fellow legal tweeter Want to read on?

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