Divorcing Couples Want to Know Who Gets the Pets?

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Custody battles are not just about children. According to the National Pet Owners Survey, 71.1 million American households include at least one cat or dog — and that creates problems when couples divorce. In fact, a surprising number of people are much more willing to part with an ex-spouse than with their beloved pets. “The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers conducted a poll of 1,500 members and nearly a quarter said they had noticed an increase in custody issues of pets. Judges have had to determine not only who gets the dog but whether one party has the right even to see the dog after the marriage breaks up,” The Huffington Post reports.

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