Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pets in Divorce

From the Huffington Post:

Since most courts consider pets to be personal property just like your coffee maker or favorite sofa, judges usually follow the same guidelines they use to determine who gets to keep personal property when couples are dividing things due to divorce. Depending on where you live during divorce, your pets may be considered community property or separate property that is awarded to only one spouse during the divorce.

During the last several years, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers surveyed divorce lawyers throughout the U.S. and discovered a significant increase in the number of pet custody cases finding their way through the legal system.

Read more here.


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Family law is fraud and collusion between lawyers and judges for cash. Shame on you. Get a real job.

Posted by: Greg Roberts | Dec 5, 2013 3:49:11 AM

It is very common for pets to fall under joint custody

Posted by: Conexa Legal Services | Dec 7, 2013 10:52:09 AM

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