Pets are becoming increasingly integrated into the family unit. So when couples decide to divorce, one of the harder decisions they will have to make will be about who gets the family pet.
I can’t imagine the difficulty in making this decision. I am a pet lover and I can’t wait to get my mini ginger goldendoodle (from Copper Canyon Goldendoodles in Utah): Adorable right?
So what happens when you’re divorcing and a pet is involved? I recently wrote an article for The Huffington Post about pet custody. Is there such thing as pet custody like there are child custody orders issued by courts? Not really….and that’s because pets are considered “property” under the law and not a person. And because pets are not legally treated the same as “children” many couples heading for divorce are becoming a lot more creative when dealing with the division of a pet. In my article, I look at some of the things you should consider when you are dealing with divorce and have pets, including pet parenting plans.
A pet parenting plan is creative indeed and could help ease the pain of the divorce, knowing that your pet will still be a part of your life.
What do you think of pet parenting plans?