Big increase in divorce cases where there is a dispute over pet custody.

But using the word “custody” is a mischaracterization.

While you might think of your pet as a member of the family courts do not. Pets are considered property. Therefore, Connecticut courts do not apply the “best interest” standard when deciding who gets the pet. The “best interest” standard only applies to those other treasured members of the family known as children.

Anyway. Prenuptial agreements can be used to determine pet ownership. It works just like how you would decide which partner gets other property and assets as part of a prenup or postnuptial agreement negotiations.

You can check out the link below. Again, I agree that pre and post-nups can be used for pet “possession” but I disagree that the welfare of the pet is given much weight.

I’m Taking the Dog, Dumbass: Pets and Divorce | Blog


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