We have previously written about an emerging area of family law that is a cross between property division and custody. There are, however, few laws (if any) governing how disputes should be resolved. The issue is pet custody.
Dogs and cats are much more than just pets to many American families. It makes sense, then, that couples have a hard time with the idea of leaving a pet to one spouse or the other. Unfortunately, however, the law treats pets as property. As such, they are not protected by protocols like those governing child custody. So what can you do if you and your spouse are getting a divorce and have a dispute about who keeps the pet?