Friday, February 5, 2010


Who gets the pet dog in a divorce or break up? It depends. Animal law is a new area that helps with pet custody disputes when couples can't work things out themselves.

When a couple is divorcing or breaking up, who gets custody of the dog? Pet custody is a fairly new area of the law. Because of that, there is really no way to predict how the judge will rule. That’s why it’s best for the couple to try to come to an agreement on their own.

Dog Lovers
People who read about dog custody disputes seem to fall into two camps:

•Dog lovers say that a dog is like a child, so a fight for sole or shared custody makes sense.
•Other people say that one person should just get another dog. Why add another problem when a couple is divorcing?
Written by Divorce Suite 101
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