Possession of Pets in a Divorce, Break-Up or other dispute
Many pet owners consider their dogs or cats as their children or something along those lines. If you are getting divorced or splitting up, the "custody" of your pet(s) may be a primary concern.
There are no custody proceedings for companion animals, because they are considered property in the eyes of the law. I have practiced in divorce and family law since 1996, and have seen an increase in the number of cases in which couples had questions regarding the possession and ownership of pets. I also handle other pet law matters.
If you are seeking sole or shared possession of a pet, contact the Brian D. Kaschel Law Office in Fairfield, Connecticut to discuss your rights and possible solutions.
Fairfield Pet Custody Dispute Lawyer
The question of who gets possession of pets after a divorce or break-up or other possession dispute can be emotionally charged and legally complicated. Some courts have treated pets similar to children, delving into custody, visitation and even maintenance (financial support) as provisions in the property settlement order. You must spell out any pet-related issues in the property settlement at the time of divorce.
Connecticut Dog/Cat Ownership Attorney
I can determine if you have inherent or superior rights to a companion animal, such as a dog or cat you owned prior to marriage. If you both have standing and both want custody, I can help you put an agreement in writing or assert your position in contested proceedings.
The Brian D. Kaschel Law Office serves Fairfield County and New Haven County. Call me at 866-603-8810 or contact me online to arrange a free initial consultation.