Pet Custody & Divorce

There is nothing fun about going through a divorce, between the break-up, child custody and splitting assets can make anyone stressed out.  But what about the family pet?

Pet Custody

In the past the courts would have seen your pet as an asset like a home or a television. But now more and more courts and lawyers are considering pets a family member instead of an object.

What this mean for pet parents?

With the best lawyer and proper documentation the following are possible

  •  Sole custody
  • Shared custody
  • Visitation rights
  • Alimony

tip: Another option is for the couple to draw up a written contract, outlining visitation rights. Consult with your lawyer for details.



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