If you’re like most American pet owners, your dog or cat is considered a part of the family. In some cases, pets are loved as much as children. For couples without kids, pets can be surrogate children.
In light of the important relationship that pet owners have with their beloved companion animals, it should come as no surprise that pet custody can be a contentious issue in divorce. Unfortunately, this issue can be particularly tricky depending on where you get divorced, as laws governing pet custody are lacking in many states.