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Unique ExperienceI am @ParkerLawyer, a divorce lawyer most recently known for my experience in Parrot Custody arrangements! Ask Me Anything!

Nov 17th 2016 by ladylawya • 17 Questions • 320 Points

My name is Lady Lawya, I'm a divorce lawyer, and someone made it to the front page of /r/law yesterday when they "borrowed" my tweet. Ask me anything about what it's really like to handle a divorce case involving pet custody.

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A:

I despise jelly beans.


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What is the funniest thing a client has asked you?

A:

I've had a client ask me out on a date. BEFORE HIS DIVORCE WAS FINAL. I declined.


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What motivated you to become a lawyer?

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I lost my job while I was pregnant with my first child. I knew in my heart it was discrimination and illegal, but I couldn't prove it. I went to an attorney and they told me "you just don't understand how the law works." So I went home and signed up for the LSAT and the rest was history.


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Did you take your former employer to court once you became a lawyer?

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No. But ironically, ten years later, a woman came to me regarding a pregnancy discrimination case. It was against my former employer. It was one of the best days of my life. And that is all I will say about that.


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Awesome, I'm glad justice was served!

A:

It was. And I am a true believer in "what comes around goes around."


Q:

Does parrot custody fall under bird law?

A:

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, isn't it?


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What's your impression of all the fun social media going on?

What kind of parrot was it that was able to pick up phrases so easily? Was there actually a phrase it had learned that kicked off a large fight and if so what was it?

A:

The social media circus has been overwhelming but mostly positive. People take plagiarism very seriously. I have had so many encouraging comments from so many. I feel bad for the trolling that has happened to him. The Parrot in question was not a Parrot at all. It was a case about a dog. But dogs can't talk. So I changed it to a Parrot because I thought that was funnier. Apparently for the guy that stole my tweet, it was hilarious.


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I'm surprised it's not in Latin.

A:

That is amazing.


Q:

But now doesn't everyone think you worked on a parrot case?

A:

They do. And I have to remind people that a lot of my tweets are just tweets. But everyone has been nice about it. I just tell them the truth and move on.


Q:

How did you start out on Twitter?

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I opened my account back in 2012 I believe. Not sure exactly. But I wasn't active on twitter until 2013. I tweet about my Husband snoring a lot.


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What makes them especially gut wrenching?

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The children go from two parents in one house to two parents in two houses and schedules and vindictive parents who want to pollute their head about the other parent, they often get used as pawns... I could go on...But mostly it's that.


Q:

I've received hours of joy from this over the past two days.

What do you think Bear Bryant would say about this fiasco?

A:

"I aint never been nothin' but a winner."


Q:

Is the pet considered property or a being with needs? and if so, how do they figure out who can best meet those needs after defining somehow what the needs specifically are ?

Neat post.

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In my jurisdiction, pets are considered property. And a Judge can use his or her equitable powers to make whatever decision they choose.


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Do the people treat their pets like real children in the case?

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Sadly, sometimes better than the children.


Q:

Quick question. Well I'm a Mexican national living in Taiwan. I'm married a Taiwanese lady while living in Texas USA. I haven't register my marriage in Mexico so I guess there's no problem. Anyways, I can't go back to the USA since I overstayed my visa way too much while I was there. Ok, so how do I file divorce while abroad in the U.S. if neither my wife and i are U.S.A. citizens? Or or maybe I could only divorce locally in Taiwan? If I marry again they will only ask a certificate of been single in my home country.

A:

You should really call an attorney in your area and get proper consultation in a forum different from this one.


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A:

I hope you don't blame me. Blame the IRS for the generation skipping tax.


Q:

According to you which law is "the" worst?

A:

I think all lawyers find their own niche. To me, I couldn't imagine doing something like real estate law. But to a real estate attorney, family law is probably the worst. To each his own.