Tag Archives: pet custody

Who Gets the Pets in a Divorce?

Divorcing spouses may fight over parenting time, support and property division. But for some couples — even those who have millions of dollars to divide — there is an additional contest over who keeps the family pets. From the family dog to various exotic animals, people form an emotional bond with their pets and it… Read More »

Who Gets the Pet After a Divorce?

Child custody is often one of the most hotly contested issues during the divorce proceedings of couples who have children together. But in many cases, deciding on who will get to keep a family pet can be just as emotional and stressful. Courts generally treat pets as personal property rather than children. However, some lawmakers… Read More »

When Pet Custody is an Issue

Many couples and families own beloved pets. The ties that bind humans to animals sometimes outlast those of human relationships. When that happens, sparks fly when one spouse decides Fido is leaving with him or her. In a recent survey, the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), reported more than a quarter of its members… Read More »

BFF: When Custody Actions Involve Dogs

In New York and across the United States, pets are often beloved family members. As man’s (and woman’s) best friend, a pet holds a special place in the heart of its owners — and on court dockets when its owners split up. Such is the case of Joey, the miniature dachshund.  In a case before… Read More »