In a previous post this blog has already discussed how pets can be protected during divorce from a violent spouse. It has becoming increasingly common for people to count their pets in their assets -- even listing pets in prenuptial agreements also known as "pre-pups." But when this wasn't thought of, it can be a rough-and-tumble argument over who gets to keep their furry friend.
Pet ownership has surged over the years totaling 179 million dogs and cats in homes across America, according to the Humane Society. Many Americans now endure a lengthy court battle to ensure they get to keep their furry companion. One of the most recently publicized pet custody battles occurred when a divorcing lesbian couple argued over custody of their miniature dachshund. One argued that it belonged to her because it was given as a gift and the other claimed it was hers because she financially supported the dog.