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Pet Custody

A Love Contract to Help Pets Deal With Parents' Breakup

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 06.30.2016 | Divorce
Ann Margaret Carrozza

Sometimes the clearest and simplest laws need to be revisited because they produce unjust and unacceptable outcomes. This is certainly the case when it comes to determining custody of a companion animal upon the breakup of pet parents.

Divorce Confidential: Silver Linings in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 03.11.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's a new year and we can never predict what lies ahead, but there are definitely many adventures to be had for each and every one of you. If you're going through a divorce, there may be many challenges ahead, but regardless of the challenges, there is always a silver lining in every difficult circumstance.

Divorce Confidential: Holiday Preparations

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.14.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Holiday preparations are in full swing. The shopping malls are packed like a can of sardines and if you're like me, you're probably a little overwhelmed and stressed about getting the perfect gift for your loved ones.

Divorce Confidential: Crafting a Creative Pet Parenting Plan

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.19.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's no surprise pet parents are becoming a lot more serious about pet custody. The need to divide this member of your home can be painful and hold so much more value than the division of material possessions.

Who Gets The Pets In A Divorce?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.24.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Pet custody is another issue that adds to the many layers of divorce. The implementation of a pet parenting plan may be something to consider, especially if it helps lessen the sense of loss you may feel and experience during the divorce process.

Pet Custody Cases Are On The Rise, And Here's Why

Maria Cognetti | Posted 05.24.2014 | Divorce
Maria Cognetti

As the issue of pets in divorces continues to garner more attention, we will most probably see an increase in these types of disputes. Spouses that believe this tactic offers an easy way to gain an edge in negotiations should seriously think twice and be aware that this can come back to "bite" them in the long run.

Who Gets The Family Dog After Divorce?

Nancy Kay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Nancy Kay

Do you refer to your devoted dog as if he or she is a highly adored member of the family? If so, you may be surprised to learn that most family law courts consider your Frisbee-catching canine to be classified as personal property.

Pet Custody - A New Trend for Pet lovers

Karen Stewart | Posted 09.29.2013 | Divorce
Karen Stewart

For those non-pet lovers the concept of fighting over beloved pets is hard to fathom. Yet for families facing a divorce, the decision about what to do with their furry pal, can be just as hard as the many other difficult decisions they will be faced with.

Pet Reunion Has An Unhappy Ending

Posted 04.30.2013 | Divorce

Last week, the Associated Press reported that Great Falls, Mont. man Mike Taylor was reunited with the pet macaw that he had lost in a divorce years b...

WATCH: Man Gets Adorable Surprise 10 Years After Divorce

Posted 02.20.2013 | Divorce

Talk about a divorce story with a happy ending. New Hampshire man Jamie Carpentier was recently reunited with his dog, a basset hound named Ginger,...

WATCH: Divorcing Couples Fight Over Fido

Posted 05.09.2012 | Divorce

Forget fighting like cats and dogs. These days, divorcing spouses are fighting over their cats and dogs. On Tuesday, News 4 Tucson investigated t...

When Furry Friends Become Collateral Damage: Top 6 Celebrity Pet Custody Battles

Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson are only the latest stars to battle for custody of their children after a split. But what happens to the pets when celebs...

Pet Custody Bill In The Works

Washington Examiner | : | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

With so many DINK households these days (that's Dual Income, No Kids), you knew this was bound to happen. Next week, a Maryland General Assembly Senat...

Pet Custody: Battle Over Italian-Speaking Parrot That Whistles O Sole Mio

Telegraph | Published: 10:33AM BST 22 Oct 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Coco the African Grey is a favourite at the council's Pet's Corner facility but Angelo Ferlazzo claims the bird belongs to him and he wants him back. ...

Pet Custody: I'm Taking The Dog

I'm Taking The Dog!!! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

The title of this post comes from a line in "Legally Blonde" which is a guilty pleasure of mine.  Custody of a pet can be as contentious as custod...

When the Vows Break: How I Changed My Mind About Pet Custody

Steve Lake | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Lake

I understand pet custody might not be as serious as child visitation. But a good dog -- like my new best friend, Bacon -- shouldn't be treated like the dining room furniture.