More Divorcing Couples Fighting Over the Pets

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Divorcing couples are surprising family and divorce courts with bitter custody battles. The custody battles, however, are not over children. A growing number of couples cannot agree who gets the pets, or whether ex-partners should be able to continue visiting them. “Nearly a quarter [of family law attorneys] said they had noticed an increase in custody issues of pets,” The Huffington Post reports.

Courts Fed Up With Pet Custody Battles

In the past, family law divorce courts have not been patient with disputes over pets. A 1995 Florida court ruling stated, “Determinations as to custody and visitation [of pets] lead to continuing enforcement and supervision problems. … Our courts are overwhelmed with the supervision of custody, visitation, and support ma Continue reading