Pet Custody in Divorce

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Pet Custody in Divorce

Pets, as animals, are generally considered property. However, civil courts recognize that pets and owners have an emotional relationship, and it is possible to sue for custody of a pet in divorce court during a gay marriage divorce. Rights to custody and access visits to pets vary from country to country, and mostly depend on precedents set by other concerned pet owners. It is a good idea to read up on previous cases where custody of a pet was awarded in a divorce court in your area, in order to have reasoning to argue in court.



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