More and more, couples who face the end of a marriage end up spending an inordinate amount of time arguing over who gets the pets.
While determinations related to child custody are well understood and judges have both statute and precedent to draw from in making decisions, pet custody matters are relatively new for the legal system in Brooklyn.
Judges have wide discretion in how they might find, from determining that a cherished pet is simple property whose monetary value is the primary consideration for the purposes of the divorce, to deciding that a custody agreement should be drawn up and the parties “co-parent” their pets after the divorce is complete.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we know that pets play a significant role in the life of many of our clients, and we work to establish agreement between the parties whenever possible.
If the issue ultimately must be decided by a judge, we will make the most compelling arguments possible for your custody of your pet.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and speak to an experienced Brooklyn divorce and pet custody attorney for free.