When it comes to Pet Custody Cases, it is no surprise that some divorce cases can get ugly. Couples who were once so in love will suddenly turn viscous during the divorce process. Each partner will try to obtain as much of the shared assets as possible, and it seems as though pets are becoming a great asset.
A survey conducted in 2006 by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers indicated that pet custody cases had increased significantly since 2001. Attorneys of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers state that if the divorce involves children, many judges will keep the pet with the child. In every state of the United States, pets are considered property and are divided among splitting couples like assets. However, the growing importance of pets in people’s lives has made judges considering pets more like children. In the future, there may be statutes for pets, like there are for children.
For couples that do not have children, they will fight tooth and nail for the custody of their beloved companion. For those individuals that never had a pet to love, they will never understand the pet to human relationship. I too did not understand it until our first canine buddy passed. It hurt us deeply. To this day whenever I think of him, it brings a tear to my eyes.
For further information regarding custody and more please contact the Custody Lawyers in orange county at 714-971-8000. Call today for your free 60-minute consultation!