Pre-Nups For Pets?

The newest thing that divorcing couples are battling over?

Custody of their pets.

An article in the Boston Globe says because more and more couples are fighting over pets many lawyers are suggesting prenuptial provisions for pets — pet prenups.

One reason is that pets are considered property, not dependents.

As such, the pet’s needs or best interests are not considered in court.

Some judges refuse to hear arguments about pet custody and make the couples settle these matters on their own. They don’t want to hear about who walked the dog most often or who fed it.

Similarly, when couples are fighting over a car, a judge doesn’t want to know who changed the oil most of the time.

Because of all this, some lawyers are recommending couples sign pet prenups.

But joint custody is not seen as ideal, the story says.

That’s because animals like consistency.

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