Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pet Custody Battles Over Your Companion Animal

When separation or divorce occurs, it can be very difficult as to deciding over who gets their beloved animal. Animals are considered part of our family, but did you know that in the eyes of the law, animals are seen as property. Splitting up in a relationship is hard, and the emotional pain one must deal with in regards who gets the dog, cat or other animal can cause anger and resentment. If you find yourself in this position, here are some suggestions on how to handle a stressful situation.

  1. Consult with an attorney 
  2. Offer proof that you adopted the animal. If you did not do so, were you the primary caregiver?
  3. Find receipts from your veterinarian as this shows proof that you were responsible. Did you take your animal to get groomed, buy the food or can you show proof that you took your dog to have training classes? As you can see, any receipts showing the above will help you.
  4. Speak with your neighbors or anyone who can be a witness to you taking your dogs on walks, etc. Please visit which is an article titled "Lawyers Must Plan for More Pet Custody Cases" for more information.

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