Pet custody cases are on the rise across America. More and more divorcing couples are fighting for the custody of their beloved dogs and cats in court.
Attorneys believe that this increase could be attributed to the rise of break ups stemming from same-sex marriages, and domestic partnerships, where children may not be as commonly present. These individuals view their pets as their children, and therefore take one another to court in order to keep their child in their custody. In custody cases where children and animals are present, the judge usually places the pet with the child.
In states across the country, pets are viewed as property, and would be divided between the couple just like furniture would. But, times are beginning to change, and more emphasis is being placed on the well-being of the animals in several situations. People are no longer shying away from fighting for custody of their animals, and it has become a common occurrence in the court room.
If you have questions regarding a custody case, please contact the Manhattan Beach child custody lawyers of the Law Offices of Baden V. Mansfield by calling 310-546-5858 today.