In a Divorce, Who Gets the Pets?


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or many of us, our pets are our children. In cases of divorce, our dogs, cats, horses, and other pets are considered personal property.

“In a divorce, pets must be awarded as part of the property division and therefore will usually go to one spouse or the other,” says Charla Bradshaw, a family law attorney and Denton Managing Shareholder. “However, spouses can choose to co-own the pet going forward and create a visitation schedule for the pet. We have done these orders and they actually work very well.”

Your pet’s schedule often works like a child’s visitation schedule. This also includes covering financial expenses. “When spouses co-own a pet, we must provide provisions for the expenses related to the animal,” says Bradshaw.

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