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Much is made of child custody during divorces, but sometimes the hardest custody situation to figure out is the situation regarding the dog. Because dogs are not children, it can be even harder to figure out which of you will get custody of the dog after your divorce settlement. Here are a few things to think about as you discuss custody of your family pet.
Your Lifestyle and Living Arrangements
Dogs need attention. They need to go out, and they need to play. If you are someone who works all the time and regularly head out to enjoy the nightlife, It may be hard for you to give your dog the right amount of attention. You need to be honest with yourself about whether you can provide the kind of environment the dog deserves.
The right environment is an issue if you're the one moving out of your home. Dogs can have a tough time in a new location, and can start exhibiting signs of anxiety. This is made worse if you are planning to move into a home with unfamiliar people. If you are going to be the one moving, think about leaving the dog in a familiar place.
Are you the one who takes the dog for its walks every morning and night? Do you feed the dog? Do you take the dog to the vet? Do you buy the dog food? If so, you can make a pretty good case that the dog is yours, and just happens to be living with your spouse because you have been living there too. Just as you might show proof for purchases that you made regarding other things in your marriage, it is a good idea to provide receipts and other documents that can show how much you care for the dog on a day-to-day basis.
If you have children and you have a dog, it's generally a good idea to let the dog stay with the children. The children are already dealing with the stress of a situation they did not cause, and the loss of a pet can be another blow to their feelings.
Now that you have a bit more information about what might happen with the dog after your divorce, talk to a lawyer (such as one from Kalasnik Law Office) about how dog custody is likely to work for your family. Hopefully you and your soon-to-be ex can work out a situation that works best for everyone.Share
5 December 2014