You may not think that owning a dog or pet, or coming into contact with someone else's pet, would ever result in the need for an attorney. However, there are laws that affect how pets are managed and cared for, and that regulate their ownership. Note a few times when it may be good to call an actual dog or pet lawyer, and how their advice and services can benefit you.
Family courts consider parental fitness as a key part of child custody rulings. Ascertaining what's in the best interest of the child or children involved includes assessing the status of the parents. When one parent is more stable compared to the other, the court can opt to award sole custody to that particular parent. Therefore, parental fitness is typically a mechanism applied in custody battles. Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean pointing out the shortfalls of the other parent.