When a couple decides to divorce, one of the most difficult decisions they will have to make is who gets custody of the pets. Pets are often considered a part of the family, and both parties may have a strong emotional attachment to them. In this blog post, we will provide some tips for pet owners who are going through a divorce and trying to figure out who gets custody of the pets.
1. Consider Your Pet's Best Interests
When deciding who gets custody of the pets, it's important to consider their best interests. Think about who can provide the best care for the pets and who has the time and resources to take care of them. If one party works long hours or travels frequently, it may be better for the other party to take custody of the pets.
2. Create a Pet Custody Agreement
To avoid any disputes or confusion, it's a good idea to create a pet custody agreement. This agreement should outline who gets custody of the pets, who is responsible for their care, and how any expenses related to their care will be divided. This agreement can be included as part of the divorce settlement.
3. Consider Joint Custody
If both parties are equally attached to the pets and can provide a good home for them, joint custody may be an option. This means that both parties will share custody of the pets and will be responsible for their care on a schedule that works for both parties.
4. Get Legal Advice
If you're having trouble deciding who gets custody of the pets, it's a good idea to get legal advice. A family law attorney can help you navigate the legal process and come up with a custody agreement that works for both parties and is in the best interests of the pets.
If you need legal advice or assistance with pet custody, or any divorce matter, contact The Sherman Law Group. Our experienced family law attorneys can help you navigate the legal process and come up with a custody agreement that works for you and your pets.