Pets have long been like our children. Is it any wonder we would fight over who gets them in the event a relationship ends? Courts are ill-equipped to deal with pet custody issues as there just isn't much guidance in the law. There is no family law statute that discusses how the custody of pets should be determined. As a result, it is left up to the pet owners to work out an amicable agreement among themselves. If they can't reach a consensus or mediated agreement and find themselves in the court system, the results could be unpredictable and less than optimum for the pet. I know of one instance where a couple was sharing custody of a dog - meeting at the vet's office for the swap. Once day, the husband arrived and let the dog out of the trunk of the car! That was enough to make the dog mom crazy and she spent most of her retirement savings fighting for custody of her beloved dog. The Center for Animal Advocacy is dedicated to protecting the rights of animals and the people who love them. Attorneys Kim Radcliffe and Peggy Hoyt are both passionate pet lovers. We serve all of Central Florida's pet community.
Warring couples fight like cats and dogs over who gets the pets | Easier
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