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Are Pets Considered Personal Property in a Divorce?

Posted in Pets
There is no question that pets can be – and often are – beloved members of the family.  Much as we love them, it probably doesn’t surprise anyone to know that in many jurisdictions pets are considered personal property in a divorce.  Delaware is one of those jurisdictions.  As a prior post explained, the Delaware Family Court favors the… Continue Reading

Recent Changes in Pet Custody

Posted in Custody, Pets
It is estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States.[1]  That equates to approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States own a dog, while approximately 30-37% of all households in the United States own a cat.  With these statistics, it is hard to believe that only… Continue Reading

Dog Owners: Beware of Divorce

Posted in Custody, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Pets
Divorce takes an emotional toll on all families. For over 60% of the households in the United States, that also includes their pets. While all courts are required to address custody matters involving children, most states are not required to handle custody of the parties’ other children: their pets. For example, Pennsylvania treats pets as… Continue Reading