Harry is curious about how pets are treated in a divorce; this is a common question from clients!
While we love our pets as if they were children, the law treats them as property. So establishing a chain of ownership is key if there is a dispute over who keeps the dog(s). This means checking whose name is on the adoption paperwork, vet bills, town licensing records, etc.
Some people choose to share time with dogs (dogs tend to not be very location-specific, unlike cats, which are) or have the dog travel with the children. This arrangement can work well as long as the parties are civil with one another.
If you are contemplating divorce, we stand ready to answer your questions. Call our office at (732) 741-3432 to schedule a consultation.