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Going through a divorce is oftentimes one of the most nerve-wracking things you will do in your life.
Now, consider the potential turmoil if one or more of your pets are caught in the middle of you and your partner splitting up.
By turning to a professional family law attorney, you can plot a case as to why your pet or pets would be best suited staying with you and not your soon-to-be ex.
Your family law attorney can go over the complexities of your divorce, including the fact that the courts typically view pets as property. With that the case, a judge will likely look at which home he or she views to be in the best interests of the animal. If you want to save yourself (and your partner) additional issues, it is best to decide ahead of time which of you should take the pet or pets.
Coming Up With A Solution
In the event you and your partner can’t come to an agreement on pet division, Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, P.C. can craft a case in your favor as to why you should have oversight of the animal or animals.
Some of the factors you should keep in mind include:
- Children – In the event you and your partner have children, your pets can be their best friends. That said separating a child from his or her pet can prove to be an emotionally bad choice. Be sure to take your child’s feelings into the matter before make a decision without the court’s involvement;
- Commitment – Pets demand lots of love and attention, so look at both of your schedules in terms of work, travel etc. Which of you would be best suited to care for your animal? Having a pet home alone much of the day doesn’t do them or you any good;
- Pets – Last but not least, what is truly the best choice for your pet, leaving human emotions aside? Pets tend to live longer and happier years when they have caring humans around them on a daily basis.
If your pet is part of your divorce concerns, having the right legal team by your side can make a huge difference. To schedule a consultation with one of our premiere lawyers, send us an email or call us at 303-951-4506.