In a divorce you will need to know how to divide your property and assets appropriately. Further you may be wondering , " how to get custody of a pet?" This can be very tricky because many pet owners view their pets as family members. Many pet owners will fight tooth and nail for their beloved pets.
If you are able to reach an amicable agreement over the pet(s), this will help lower costs related to the divorce process. If for some reason you and your ex are unable to reach an amicable agreement regarding custody of your pet you may need to seek assistance from a legal professional. Divorce is a stressful process and there are many challenging issues that arise when it comes time to divide property that was acquired during the marriage. Pet custody is often challenging because all of the parties involved have developed a strong attachment and bond to the pet involved. It is important when determining pet custody that the parties try and remain objective and not let irrational emotions take over the more pertinent issues at hand.
Some of the methods for best handling your pet custody matter are to consider what is in the best interest of your pets and your family. Second, you will want to have open communication with your ex and the family to figure out what all parties involved feel would be best. Third, if an agreement is not made all parties involved will need to find a compromise that best suits all family members involved. Fourth, if you decide that retaining a family law attorney to assist you with your pet custody matter is necessary, be sure to advise them of how significant it is for you to obtain custody of your pet. Finally, if discussing the matter with the other party in an attempt to reach an amicable agreement proves to be unsuccessful you may need to take the matter to court. If the matter is heard in court the judge will take into consideration all of the facts of the case and make the best decision possible.
For further information regarding divorce and pet custody please contact your local family law attorney. Please call Yanez & Associates at 714-971-8000. We look forward to assisting you with your pet custody matter!